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.
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Tag Archives: Photo Essay
This week’s photo essay tells the story of those innocents desperately trying to escape the conflict in Libya. The photo is of a floating cemetery of smuggler’s boats in Lampedusa. These rickety boats were used to transport people fleeing Libya … Continue reading
With the death of Osama bin Laden dominating the news it would have been all too easy to have used this week’s photo essay to explore the events resulting in his death and the implications of his demise. Instead the … Continue reading
Japan has seen more than its fair share of catastrophic disasters, from the 1888 eruption of Mount Bandai, shown above, which killed almost 500 people and laid waste to entire villages, to last week’s horrific earthquake and tsunami, the … Continue reading
With authoritarian regimes crumbling accross the Middle East, this week it was business as usual in North Korea as Kim Jung Il celebarted his 70th birthday. The official story is that Kim Jung Il came into the world on a mythical mountaintop … Continue reading
This photo, taken by an Egyptian blogger on Wednesday, is of protesters in Tahrir Square, Egypt. Taken at sun set the photo raises the obvious question - Has the democratic uprising run its course? This question is firmly answered by the number of demonstrators and the … Continue reading
The referendum for independence in Southern Sudan dominated the news this week and is likely to continue to do so over the coming weeks and months. The photo below captures for me the historical significance of the event and some of the … Continue reading