With hundreds of thousands of people lining up the streets and millions watching the televised event around the world, it is no wonder that policing the Royal Wedding will be seen as a valuable and precious security test ahead of the Olympics next year. In particular, many will watch closely how effectively stretched police resources will be managed and maximised.
The Prime Minister's visit to Pakistan at the beginning of the month highlighted the historic links between the two countries - and suggested that a 'reset' of relations could prove mutually beneficial.
Criminal prosecution is central to the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. But its commitment is strangely ambivalent. This is most readily exhibited in relation to the use of intercept communications, currently inadmissible in the criminal justice system.
Criticism is mounting over Pakistan's role in the conflict in Afghanistan, and there is growing unease in the West over its role in the 'War on Terror'. With upcoming country elections, Musharraf has to make compromises to stay in power.