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To enter the hotel Bayerischer Hof during the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is over-whelming. As a Swede, I am not used to crowds and I am uncomfortable. But there, a familiar face, a man so tall that he can hardly be missed, the former Prime Minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt.
We hang out over coffee and loads of macaroons, and gradually I get used to the beat of the 56th MSC. It hosts some 40 heads of states, over 100 foreign and defence ministers, as well as members of parliaments, CEOs and 1,300 journalists. And then people like me, experts from think-tanks and academia.