this afternoon (thursday 9th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
taking the middle east shuttle (4th of 10 episodes in the friends & foes – a narrative history of diplomacy series)
In January 1975, the US Secretary of state Henry Kissinger embarked on an exhausting timetable of talks, shuttling between Egypt and Israel and negotiating a disengagement agreement in the aftermath of the so called Yom Kippur war. This was the first time such a tactic had been used and has since became the hallmark of diplomacy where two sides cannot or will not sit down with each other.
if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08csw19