MOSCOW. AUGUST 28, 2023. PIR PRESS. The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report “US-Soviet/Russian Relations in the Times of Crises: Lessons Learned from the Esalen Track 1.5 Diplomacy” by Océane Van Geluwe.
At the height of the Cold War, a retreat center located in Big Sur, California, made a difference in US-Soviet relations. The Esalen Institute emerged as a counterculture aiming to develop human potential through the early psychedelic movement, religion, spirituality, travels, and seminars. In many respects, the Esalen Institute has built a reputation among the cultured and privileged spheres of Western societies and used its know-how to forge links across the Iron Curtain.
This paper brings to the picture how some US-Soviet relations were initiated and maintained in times of crisis through Esalen Track 2 and Track 1.5 Diplomacy; it offers to explore the lessons learned and provide recommendations.
About US-Soviet/Russian Relations in the Times of Crises: Lessons Learned from the Esalen Track 1.5 Diplomacy — on the pages of this paper.
Key words: Security Index