Articles

Here's just a small sampling of the more than 3,000 articles I've written over the last 30 years, selected as a cross section from some of the place I've covered: China, North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as Western Europe.

Asia

North Korea is allowing foreign tour groups into the country, but don’t plan to bring your cellphone or BlackBerry or talk to strangers.
Sweeping change is coming to the leadership of the People’s Liberation Army with the promotion of a new generation of commanders who mostly lack any combat experience or have ever given interviews.

Africa

"Chasing the Story," Foreign Policy, 2011
As journalists race to Tripoli to cover Qaddafi’s fall, Keith reflects on his 25 years of experience covering regime collapses around the world for The Washington Post.

Europe

In Western Europe, while decades of immigration from the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Caribbean have created large black and Muslim populations, they have remained largely invisible in elective government.

Middle East

For Iraqi doctors on duty at Saddam Hospital on the night of the U.S. military’s dramatic rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, it was all Hollywood dazzle, with little need for real action.
Keith describes his chilling journey on horseback through Afghanistan’s dangerous Anjuman Mountains to get to the front lines of the war between the Taliban and the opposition Northern Alliance.