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Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Philip Seib on what the U.S. is getting wrong in the Middle East.

Christopher R. Hill with Barack Obama and Joe Biden
March 9, 2015

A review of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy by Christopher R. Hill.

Philip Seib reviews Nye's latest book on American soft power.

Even in this emotionally fraught time most Arab states continue to ignore public diplomacy, writes Philip Seib in the CPD Blog.

Video still from an Islamic State training video

Philip Seib on encouraging developments in the diplomatic response to terrorism.

John Kerry conducts some diplomacy with Yao Ming

U.S. public diplomacy tends to react to situations, rather than taking initiative, says Philip Seib.

An ISIL flag

Philip Seib makes the case for a new counterterrorism approach.

A young woman checks her smart phone

Philip Seib encourages public diplomats to read the comments section.

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