According to Faculty Fellow Phil Seib, "democracy and a free-market economy require careful nurturing (and a generous allotment of good luck)." Seib wrote an article for the Huffington Post about Central Europe's struggle to adapt to democracy and the challenges the region has faced in trying to remove itself from its Soviet and communist roots….
The Internet only amplifies these movements, said Faculty Fellow Philip Seib to the Christian Science Monitor. Seib was commenting on Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" which is now sparking sister rallies from Tel Aviv to the Mt. Everest Base Camp, including one in Downtown Los Angeles. "I would think we're going to have more and more phenomenon that start national and become global." Seib also speculates that internet will help in the creation and coordination of grassroots political movements….
Faculty Fellow Phil Seib was cited in an article on Radio Netherlands Worldwide examining Al-Qaeda's latest efforts for recruitment, such as broadcasts in English and through various websites….