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Welcome to my blog - I'm Charles Reed and I advise the Church of England on foreign policy issues.
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Tag Archives: Strategic Defence Review
Tensions between politicians and the armed forces have once again spilled over into the public domain these last few weeks with the latter complaining once again that they are being asked to do more with less. Much of the existing ill … Continue reading
This week’s photo essay takes us back a year to the press conference in the gardens of No 10 where David Cameron and Nick Clegg launched the Coalition Government. One year on what are we to make of the … 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 that briefing … Continue reading
This is the final post in series of posts exploring what the Strategic Defence and Security review tells us about Britain’s future role in the world. In July 2010 the Foreign Secretary promised a strategy review that would be a … Continue reading
This is the third in a series of posts exploring what the comprehensive spending review and the strategic defence and security review tells us about Britain’s future role in the world. This post reflects on the following question: Did the … Continue reading
This is the second in a series of posts on the Comprehensive Spending Round and the Strategic Defence and Security Review. The cumulative aim of these posts is to try to unpack what last week’s announcements tells us about Britain’s … Continue reading
Which ever way you look at it this has been a pretty momentous week in British politics. The Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) will re-shape our undertanding of the role of the state for generations to come. This week also saw the conclusions … Continue reading