July 31, 2018

Opinion: if only nixon could go to china, can only Trump go to North Korea?

The “Nixon-to-China” trope has, over the past four decades, come to mean that only a politician with unquestioned credentials could make a sharp policy U-turn against their […]
July 31, 2018

First 100 days of president Trump: like a drunk stumbling down a highway

The first impression of the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency begins with a question: has it really only been 100 days? There’s been such a frenzy of […]
July 31, 2018

Trump’s media war: straight from the playbook of communist China

President Donald Trump, in his first speech to a joint session of Congress last Tuesday night, managed to project a softer, more sober tone after his chaotic first […]
February 26, 2017

Will the Trump White House Defend Press Freedom Abroad?

By Keith B. Richburg, February 26, 2017 (This article first appeared in Nieman Reports, Februry 23, 2017. ©Nieman Reports) In the late 1980s, I found myself banned […]
August 27, 2016

Ignorance vs. malice: comparing racism in Asia and the US

By Keith B. Richburg, August 27, 2016 This was my latest piece from the online editon of August 17 Nikkei Aisan Review, reprinted in the magazine in […]
May 13, 2016

US looks set for a nasty presidential election

By Keith B. Richburg, May 13, 2016 Greetings, and in case you missed it, here is the piece I wrote for Nikkei Asian Review, just after the […]
March 31, 2016

A New Position, A New Challenge

By Keith B. Richburg, March 31, 2016 Yes, it’s official. In September, I will be taking over as Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) […]
January 29, 2016

ASEAN leaders must look beyond US primaries chaos

By Keith B. Richburg, January 29, 2016 Here’s my latest piece for Nikkei Asian Review, written before the January 28 debate in Des Moines.  Just three days […]
January 24, 2016

Unlikely surge of public opinion may force China rethink on North Korea

By Keith B. Richburg, January 24, 2016 Here’s my latest from Nikkei Asian Review, on China growing impatient with its “frenemy” North Korea.  I also invite you […]