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.
November 15, 2011

Reclusive North Korea Opens Its Door a Crack for Tourists

The Washington Post, 2011. North Korea is allowing foreign tour groups into the country, but don’t plan to bring your cellphone or BlackBerry or talk to strangers.
October 10, 2011

Unhappy Trails: A Trek Through the Mountains To the Taliban Front Is a Chilling Experience

The Washington Post, 2001. 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.
August 25, 2011

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.
April 24, 2005

Europe’s Minority Politicians in Short Supply

The Washington Post, 2005. 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.