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Philip Seib

Philip  Seib
Philip Seib is a professor of journalism and international relations at the University of Southern California. His most recent book is Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era.

Counterterrorism Messaging Needs To Move From State to CIA

The information battleground against the Islamic State should be fought by the CIA. Here’s why. By Philip Seib


In Obama Speech, Echoes of the Lyndon Johnson Era

President Obama’s speech on the Islamic State was nicely written, if you care about presidential syntax. But it reflected no sense of history. By Philip Seib


NATO Must Stop ISIL Before It’s Too Late

NATO’s road to Iraq runs through Turkey, then Washington—if the alliance really wants to bring an end to ISIL. By Philip Seib


Wake Up NATO, You’re No Deterrent to Russia

If NATO couldn’t finish the job against Libya, why would anyone think it’s ready for Russia? By Philip Seib