CHRISTIAN WHITON is a principal at DC International Advisory, where he provides advice on cross-border business and corporate transactions. From 2003 to 2009 he was a senior adviser and deputy special envoy in the State Department. Prior to joining the State Department, he was a senior associate at KMPG LLP. He is chairman of the board of the Hamilton Foundation, a not-forprofit policy research organization that he cofounded. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Frequently appearing on the Fox News Channel, he has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles.
The foreign policy prescriptions Christian Whiton offers in "Smart Power" are advanced with passion and erudition and without fear or favor for either political party or any entrenched school of thought. Readers will also receive an extraordinary education in what really goes on inside the State Department, and the ways in which American diplomats must often contend with obstructionist, dilatory, and irrational actors in their own government before venturing forth to engage them in the ministries of our allies and enemies abroad. James Rosen, "Fox News" chief Washington correspondent