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Sun 3 Jun 2012 17:00 BBC Radio 4

37 minutes
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Tuesday 29 May 2012

Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, discusses what happens at intergovernmental summits. There are now more summits than ever before, and world leaders often see more of each other than they do of their cabinet colleagues back home. How have they emerged as the decision making forum of our era and could they ever be replaced by skype or teleconferencing? Powell's interviewees include Tony Blair, Lord Carrington, Lord Hurd, David Milliband, and Lord Robertson.


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