Thursday, April 20, 2006

Dialogue in London

It wasn't long in Stockholm. Now I'm off to London for two days of informal European - US discussions on different political issues.

These meetings twice a year have been going on for some time, and in their informality have developed into one of the premier informal foras of this sort. It's not the only one - but it's the best.

It brings together some of the key policyshapers from the administrations in Washington, Brussels, Berlin, London and Paris with more independent voices and thinkers.

On the agenda?

Well, energy security, Russia, non-proliferation and developments in the broader Middle East.

How to handle the challenge of Iran will obviously hover over many of the discussions.

That will keep us going until Friday afternoon. And then I'm back to Stockholm again.