Senior Adviser in the George W. Bush and Donald Trump administrations
Christian Whiton is a senior fellow for strategy and trade at the Center for the National Interest. Serving as a diplomat and advisor for two Republican presidents, Whiton was Deputy Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues in the Bush Administration and senior advisor for strategic communications at the State Department in the Trump Administration. In the private sector, he is currently the Vice President of DC International Advisory. He is the author of Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War and has written articles for several nationally syndicated newspapers.