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What really happens in intergovernmental summits? Jonathan Powell investigates.

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.

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.

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.

What really happens in intergovernmental summits? Jonathan Powell investigates.

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.

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.

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.

0119990531

In the first of five parts, novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

0119990531

In the first of five parts, novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

0219990601

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

2: Before the climbing expedition even reaches the Mustagh Tower, it runs out of money.

0219990601

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

2: Before the climbing expedition even reaches the Mustagh Tower, it runs out of money.

03We Come To A Wide Crevasse With A Snow Ledge In The Middle.19990602

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

3: By Andrew Greig.

`We come to a wide crevasse with a snow ledge in the middle.

This one needs a combination jump'.

03We Come To A Wide Crevasse With A Snow Ledge In The Middle.19990602

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

3: By Andrew Greig.

`We come to a wide crevasse with a snow ledge in the middle.

This one needs a combination jump'.

04I19990603

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

4: By Andrew Greig.

`I'm sick to my stomach from gasping.

Eyes sting and throat raw.

All I want is for this to stop'.

04I19990603

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

4: By Andrew Greig.

`I'm sick to my stomach from gasping.

Eyes sting and throat raw.

All I want is for this to stop'.

05 LASTA Sinking, Heavy, Lifeless Feeling As We Go On For No Logical Reason19990604

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

5: By Andrew Greig.

`A sinking, heavy, lifeless feeling as we go on for no logical reason'.

05 LASTA Sinking, Heavy, Lifeless Feeling As We Go On For No Logical Reason19990604

Novice climber Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas.

5: By Andrew Greig.

`A sinking, heavy, lifeless feeling as we go on for no logical reason'.