Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Get smart with foreign policy book’s release

Christian Whiton attended Hemingway and then the Community School from the fall of 1983 until the spring of 1989. Courtesy photo

    Former Ketchum resident Christian Whiton’s new book, “Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War,” is garnering great reviews from all sides of the debate.
    “Since the end of the Cold War our foreign policy seems to have developed a bipolar disorder. Occasionally we fight, but otherwise we talk … just talk. And we seem to talk toughest to our friends,” writes former CIA Director R. James Woolsey. “Whiton shows us how to take a much better path, one on which we help our friends and undermine our adversaries and enemies.”
    Whiton is a former diplomat and presidential campaign advisor for President George W. Bush. He is a prolific commentator on national security issues. From 2003 to 2009, he was a senior advisor and deputy special envoy in the U.S. State Department.
    Living in Los Angeles now, he frequently appears on Fox News, CNBC, and has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Daily Caller and Huffington Post. He is currently a principal at DC International Advisory, a political risk consulting firm.
    Published by Potomac Books, it can be found online and also at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum.

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