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Christian Whiton

Smart Power Is the Winner

James P. Farwell | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
James P. Farwell

The president faces difficult decisions. What's the right approach? Former State Department official Christian Whiton has just written a fascinating, well argued book, Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War, which argues that a wise approach is well summarized by his book's title: smart power.

WikiLeaks Exposes More Than Documents

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.