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; […]
September 24, 2013

The Nairobi Siege Should Make Us Reflect

By Keith B. Richburg, September 24, 2013 The four-day siege of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, near where I once lived, is a sobering reminder yet again, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]