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Welcome to my blog - I'm Charles Reed and I advise the Church of England on foreign policy issues.
This blog covers a variety of topics from US foreign policy to European politics and the Middle East - and whatever else happens to be in the news or catch my attention.
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Tag Archives: Jasmine Revolution
Next Friday, 1 April, Peers will spend the whole day debating recent events in Libya and the wider Middle East. It is my job to ensure that those bishops taking part in this debate are properly briefed. Whether they use that briefing … Continue reading
If like me you have had found the events of recent weeks in the Middle East and North Africa enthralling but confusing then you might find the following Foreign Policy essay from David Bell helpful. Professor David Bell David Bell … Continue reading
Not surprisingly the media have been transfixed this weekend with the resignation of President Mubarak. Reports and analysis have dissected the event from every conceivable angle – why it happened and what it now means both to Egypt and the … Continue reading
Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution appears to have lit the touch-paper for wider demonstrations across the Middle East. It is still far too early to know how the demonstrations in Egypt will play out and whether the democratic contagion will spread to … Continue reading