September 6, 2013

Echoes of Iraq, and Somalia, in Syria Intervention

By Keith B. Richburg, September 6, 2013 Generals are always fighting the last war, or so the old adage goes.  I would add my own corollary; politicians […]
August 4, 2013

Privacy v Security is a Balancing Act

By Keith B. Richburg, August 4, 2013 The precautionary closing this weekend of nearly two dozen American diplomatic facilities around the world due to a suspected terrorist […]
July 18, 2013

Fear of Talking About Race

By Keith B. Richburg, July 18, 2013 I don’t normally comment on American domestic issues, since my specialty is foreign affairs, and I’m currently in China. But […]
June 22, 2013

The Future of Local InterContinental Hotel, New York

How can a global business create a fulfilling relationship with a local community? As we explore the future of local, we also explore the complex relationship […]
June 18, 2013

What is the future of local?

By Keith B. Richburg, June 18, 2013 Can a global brand have a local identity in the community where it operates?  What does “local” mean anymore, in […]
May 26, 2013

China Will Pass US, But Not Yet

By Keith B. Richburg, May 29, 2013      Two recent stories highlight the changing relationship between the U.S. and China, the superpower and the rising power. First, […]
May 10, 2013

Avoid Syria's Morass

By Keith B. Richburg, May 10, 2013 Should President Obama intervene militarily in Syria? The question is being debated with new urgency, with evidence that the regime […]
May 1, 2013

Internet in Modern China Stony Brook University

“The Rise of the Internet in Modern China,” a discussion on the rise of the internet in China and the new challenges connectivity is posing to China’s […]
April 22, 2013

When We Shelter In Place, Do Terrorists Win? Primary tabs

By Keith B. Richburg, April 22, 2013 Last week’s drama in Boston and Cambridge — the late Thursday shootout  with two terrorism suspects firing automatic weapons and […]