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US looks set for a nasty presidential election

Greetings, and in case you missed it, here is the piece I wrote for Nikkei Asian Review, just after the Indiana primary on May 3 that sealed Donald Trump's victory as the presumptive Republican Party nominee. Let me know your thoughts, and I'll be back soon in this space with more on the U.S. election, and the implications for Asia.

 

By Keith B. Richburg

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Freelance journalist and former China correspondent Keith B. Richburg has spent more than 20 years overseas for The Washington Post, serving as bureau chief in Paris, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Nairobi and Manila. He covered the invasion in Iraq, the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the U.S. military intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwanda and the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China.

A native of Detroit, Richburg began working for the Post as a summer intern in 1978. He was the Post’s foreign editor from 2005 to 2007 and the New York bureau chief from 2007 to 2009. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in international relations from The London School of Economics.

Richburg is the author of Out Of America; A Black Man Confronts Africa (Basic Books, 1997). He speaks English and French and has been learning Mandarin.