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Could the missile strikes on Syria enhance U.S. soft power? Philip Seib considers the possibility at the CPD Blog.

New York Rally Against Trump, by Mathias Swasik

A new president-elect means a new reality for public diplomacy.

Philip Seib on writing his next book, Confronting Terrorism

Ben Rhodes stands next to President Barack Obama

On Obama's strategic communications adviser, Ben Rhodes.

Young girls reading

Philip Seib breaks down the U.S. State Department's latest report.

Reflections on soft power in the Pacific.

Protest by Wilhelm Joys Andersen

Georgia must convince not only NATO, but its own population, of the benefits of membership.

Islamic State flag

Philip Seib cautions against unfounded optimism about the decline of IS.