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Mitchell Blatt
Mitchell Blatt (Facebook: @MitchBlattPolitics) is a journalist, columnist, and translator based in East Asia. He covers foreign affairs, travel, and culture for outlets like The National Interest, Roads & Kingdoms, and China.org.cn. In addition, he offers translation and proofreading services to clients. Read some of his articles at www.ChinaTravelWriter.com. Learn more at www.Mitchell Blatt.com.
May 12, 2018
Leaving Iran deal, US leaves leadership behind
With U.S. credibility counting now more than ever, Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal spells serious trouble for America's dwindling global leadership.
May 1, 2018
​Men's role in #MeToo
Women's stories of harassment have made clear that to speak out against misogyny, men must start by speaking to other men.
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.
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