About this blog
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.
This is a conversational blog so please join in as your comments are an essential part of making the whole thing work.
Tag Archives: Middle East Peace Process
How I pity those responsible for organizing Obama’s visit to Israel this week. Not only is this his first visit to Israel as President, it is his first foreign visit as a second term President. In a region rife in … Continue reading
What does the third and final US Presidential debate tell us about US foreign policy priorities for the next four years? Probably not much, given that both candidates tried their darndest to use the debate to air disagreements over the economy. … Continue reading
A week laid up in bed with food poising – I knew I shouldn’t have ordered the Rye Oysters last Friday night – left me with little appetite to blog. With the sofa as my sick-bed I’ve spent the week … Continue reading
This week I posted a series of blogs in advance of a briefing I’m writing for bishops taking part in tomorrow’s House of Lords debate. The final briefing encompasses recent developments in Libya, the process of political change in Egypt … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Last Wednesday the Obama administration recognised publicly that attempts to bribe the Israeli government into agreeing a 90-day settlement freeze to resume talks with Palestinians had failed. So, one week on where do we go from here? Should we follow … Continue reading
2011 is slated to be an important crossroads in the Middle East peace process in view of the anticipated completion of the Palestinian National Authority’s two-year plan for Palestinian state building by August next year, and the subsequent expiry of … Continue reading