mountain diplomacy

Glasnost & Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest

The Washington State Historical Society explores the importance of people-to-people exchanges in reducing Cold War tensions. 

May 22, 2015

Not everyone has a mountain, and not every child gets to stay forever atop his mountain. All of which brings me to President Obama's remarkably clumsy decision to host on May 14 a summit at Camp David (the presidential retreat located in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains) on the Middle East with the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.