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Mitchell Blatt
Mitchell Blatt (Facebook: @MitchBlattPolitics) is a columnist and writer based in Korea. He covers foreign affairs and culture, particularly issues related to Korea and East Asia politics. He has contributed to outlets like the South China Morning Post, the Korea Times, the Shanghai Daily, USA Today, Roads & Kingdoms, and China.org.cn. Read some of his articles at www.ChinaTravelWriter.com. Learn more at www.Mitchell Blatt.com.
February 25, 2023
The importance of tea historically and today
Tea is one of the world's great social drinks. But it hasn't always been this way.
February 24, 2023
American school shootings shake international students
The frequency of shootings in the U.S. is cutting lives short and coloring perceptions of the country, with students and tourists thinking twice before visiting.
December 2, 2022
Was the Colorado nightclub shooting caused by hate speech?
Just before midnight on Nov. 19, a killer entered a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs and murdered five people. Was anti-LGBT rhetoric from American politicians to blame?
December 1, 2022
What is behind increase in US murder rate?
The rate of single-victim and mass murders in America has risen significantly in 2022.
November 23, 2022
​Sunak's tough job ahead
Not long after U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took office, the country entered another recession. Regardless of how long he can hold onto power, he must deal with the tough job ahead of him.
November 16, 2022
Why the Republicans lost the US midterm elections
After months of proclaiming that they were in for a large-scale victory, why did the Republicans come up so short?
November 8, 2022
US democracy under threat
The results of the next elections for America's legislature will be tallied soon, but 72% of Americans feel their democracy is under threat.
November 3, 2022
How Trumpism poisons Brazilian election
Donald Trump's anti-democratic tactics are exacerbating a global trend of right-wing populists trying to usurp power and violate individual rights.
November 1, 2022
​Itaewon tragedy touches many across borders
A one-time Korean resident reflects on the tragic stampede that occurred in Seoul's popular Itaewon nightlife district on Saturday night.
October 30, 2022
​A taste of Thai hot pot
In Thailand, the traditional Chinese dish of hot pot is prepared using local ingredients and cooking methods – proof of how culture flows between nations.
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