I’m behind a bit, but both the “US”:http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/11/200987.htm and “Finland”:http://formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=263448&nodeid=15145&contentlan=2&culture=en-US say it’s not happening this year. Doubt too many people are surprised.
Via “BASIC on Twitter.”:https://twitter.com/basic_int
The US announcement contains a sentence that might be kind of interesting (emphasis added):
bq. We would not support a conference in which _any_ regional state would be subject to pressure or isolation.