Do not let the smiles fool you.
Consider Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt at Yalta.
Picture Khrushchev and Kennedy nose to nose over Cuba.
Imagine Serbs and Croats at a backyard gathering in 1990.
Pure power politics, as the duly elected members of the Middle School Council and Elementary School Council meet to discuss an agreement over joint usage of the play fields.
But consider this. No adult was consulted. The Council members contacted each other to set up the parley. Then they peacefully negotiated a settlement to take back to their respective tribes for ratification.
Today the play fields; tomorrow the Middle East.