Recent Seattle Times column looks at the sister city concept

A recent Seattle Times column by Nicole Brodeur explores the impact that the current administration could have on sister city friendships and exchanges.

The article explores the rationale for establishing Sister Cities International, begun by President Eisenhower as a way to encourage more people to become citizen-diplomats. As people connect on a one-on-one basis, reasoned Eisenhower, they will help foster understanding and world peace.

Seattle has 21 sister cities, beginning with Kobe, Japan, a relationship that goes back to 1957.