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August 28, 2014

Move Over, China

By Keith B. Richburg, August 28, 2014 Here is my latest column for The Edge Review, on how much of the U.S. is missing a huge story […]
August 15, 2014

Electile Dysfunction and Asia

By Keith B. Richburg, August 15, 2014 Greetings. And if you’ve come to this page in recent weeks looking for some fresh postings, my apologies.  I’ve been […]
June 19, 2014

Let Iraq – and any country – break apart

By Keith B. Richburg, June 19, 2014 With Islamic militants on the march across Northwestern Iraq and Iraqi army units dropping their weapons and fleeing in disarray, […]
May 25, 2014

Obama's Cautious Foreign Policy Just What We Need

By Keith B. Richburg, May 25, 2014 Everyone, it seems, has been weighing in of late with a “report card” on President Obama’s management of foreign affairs.  […]
April 2, 2014

Is the Asian "pivot" really dead?

By Keith B. Richburg, April 2, 2014 Whatever happened to the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia? The strategic refocus was announced with great fanfare, coming first in […]
January 23, 2014

Corruption Threatens Chinese Regime's Legitimacy

By Keith B. Richburg, January 23, 2014 Widespread, massive corruption is the biggest threat to social stability in China and to the Communist Party’s durability in power.  […]
January 8, 2014

Democracy Faces Challenges in Asia

By Keith B. Richburg, January 8, 2014 Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel took me to three places in Asia where people were on the streets protesting […]
December 11, 2013

China Tightens Screws on Foreign Reporters

By Keith B. Richburg, December 11, 2013 Vice-president Joe Biden’s recent trip to Beijing focused a spotlight on the Chinese government’s often heavy-handed treatment of Western journalists, […]
October 7, 2013

GOP Shutdown Damages U.S. Standing

By Keith B. Richburg, October 7, 2013 Seen from abroad — and I’m in China at the moment — the U.S. government shutdown seems worse than absurd; […]