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Mitchell Blatt
Mitchell Blatt (Twitter: @MitchBlatt) is a journalist and columnist based in East Asia. He has covered a wide range of topics including foreign affairs, Chinese culture, travel, music, and film for outlets like Map Magazine, the Daily Caller, and the Shanghai Daily. In 2013 he was the lead author of Panda Guides Hong Kong guidebook. Read some of his articles at www.ChinaTravelWriter.com.
March 9, 2018
​Trump's higher tariffs will wreak havoc on US manufacturing
Increased steel and aluminum tariffs proposed by the Trump administration, based on faulty logic and economic nostalgia, will only do more damage than good to American workers and industry.
February 27, 2018
​Why doesn't the US try gun control?
Despite the protestations of conservative politicians, the recent school shooting in Florida has made it harder than ever to deny that stricter gun legislation would save American lives.
February 6, 2018
Remakes compromise creative integrity of film
All too often it seems the idea of making a quick and cheap buck precedes the idea to make a good film, catering to the lowest common denominator of mass audiences. 
December 7, 2017
Trump cuts threaten budget crisis
The cause of America's dilapidation is long-running short-term thinking. Politicians think in one-and-a-half year chunks, always calculating for re-election.
July 18, 2017
Macron tackles thorny issue of seeking labor reform
Facing high unemployment rates, French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking significant reforms in the labor system, despite the failure of his predecessors.
June 10, 2017
Indonesian verdict threat to diversity
A worrying trend of intolerance for any minority view is spreading around the world, as evidenced by events in countries as disparate as the U.S. and Indonesia.
May 11, 2017
A new president and new opportunities in Korea
With the South Korean presidential election settled, attention now turns to how the new man will deal with his northern neighbor, as well as handling a volatile president in Washington.
May 2, 2017
What's the deal with US foreign policy lately?
President Donald Trump, having been caught out in a big blustering lie over North Korea, now risks being ignored if he continues this way.
April 29, 2017
Trump's ignorance hurts US policy
It's said that "ignorance is bliss," but surely not when one is leading a powerful country. The next four years of a Trump presidency could prove very scary.
April 11, 2017
US missile strikes for the cameras
The missile attack on a Syrian airbase ordered by President Donald Trump was designed to impress the American media and the voting public. It did nothing to help those suffering from violence in Syria.
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