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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.
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.
April 9, 2017
Will Brexit really mean changes?
The negotiating process for Britain's exit from the E.U. has begun, and already there are signs of fudge that little will change, making British voters wonder what all the fuss was about.
March 30, 2017
Terrorism narratives in the West distorted
Given the current Western obsession with terrorism, this label tends to be applied indiscriminately, and often wrongly, to all violent incidents.
February 4, 2017
Trump's attack on American values
Trump's ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries is an attack on traditional American values.
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