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: post 9/11
Tuesday marked the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. Unlike previous years, this year’s memorial ceremony held at Ground Zero placed the relatives of those who lost loved ones center stage. Politicians were in attendance, but they played no formal role in the proceedings. … Continue reading
Why do we fear a nuclear Iran? Are our fears rational or misplaced? Most analysis starts from the assumption that a nuclear Iran would be dangerous. It follows that the international community should use a range of policy options, even … Continue reading
By some strange coincidence, which I won’t bore you with, the decision to re-read some of the documents produced by the Church in response to 9/11 has led me to revisit Herbert Butterfield’s 1953 essay Christianity, Diplomacy and War. For … Continue reading