Joshua Kurlantzick is a visiting scholar in the Carnegie Endowment’s China Program. Also a special correspondent for the New Republic, a columnist for Time, and a senior correspondent for the American Prospect, Kurlantzick is assessing China’s relationship with the developing world, including Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His new book, Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power is Transforming the World (Yale University Press), focuses on how China uses its soft power—culture, investment, academia, foreign aid, public diplomacy—to infl uence other countries in the developing world. Charm Offensive has been nominated for the Council on Foreign Relations’ 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award. Kurlantzick is currently a fellow at the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Kurlantzick was previously foreign editor at the New Republic. He also covered international economics and trade for U.S. News and World Report, and reported on Southeast Asia for the Economist as a correspondent based in Bangkok, Thailand. Kurlantzick’s articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, the American Prospect, Mother Jones, Current History, and the Washington Quarterly.