April 16, 2013

After Boston Attack, Wake Up to the "New Normal"

By Keith B. Richburg, April 16, 2013 The brutal, senseless bomb attack on the Boston Marathon – turning a glorious spring day of celebration into a bloody […]
April 10, 2013

Britain's Divisive Iron Lady

By Keith B. Richburg, April 10, 2013 Reading over the many tributes to the late former British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, I recall my own year living […]
April 4, 2013

China Rising the topic at Harvard IOP Forum

By Keith B. Richburg, April 4, 2013 Wednesday night, April 3, at the Harvard Kennedy School’s JFK Jr Forum, we had a lively discussion about China, with […]
April 1, 2013

China's Critical Importance

By Keith B. Richburg, April 1, 2013 For Harvard’s Institute of Politics, I co-authored a piece with former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, who will be […]
March 26, 2013

On gay marriage, ask the Dutch

By Keith B. Richburg, March 26, 2013 Watching the spectacle surrounding the Supreme Court oral arguments this week in two cases involving same sex marriage, I’m transported […]
March 13, 2013

Pragmatism or Principle in Kenya?

By Keith B. Richburg, March 13, 2013 Barring any last minute court intervention, it appears Uhuru Kenyatta, the deputy prime minister, will be sworn in as the […]
February 27, 2013


By Keith B. Richburg, February 27, 2013 Greetings, and welcome to my new and improved site. It’s here in this space that I plan to post regular […]
February 20, 2013

Spring 2013 Fellow Harvard Institute of Politics

Each semester Harvard’s Institute of Politics brings in a new class of diverse, accomplished practitioners from politics and public service to interact and engage with Harvard […]
October 23, 2012

China’s Other Transition: Military to be Led by New Generation

The Washington Post, 2012 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.