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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.
September 11, 2015
US military can't save Syria
The complexities of the conflicts in Iraq and Syria go back centuries, so no intervention by the United States can easily resolve them.
September 2, 2015
70th anniversary a time for reflection
The writer reflects on the different approaches countries take towards World War II as China celebrates victory over Japanese militarism.
August 30, 2015
Candidates debate US-China policy
Culling through the statements on China by various candidates in the US presidential election, the writer ponders what will be the policy line of the next incumbent of the Oval Office.
August 27, 2015
China-bashing poisons US politics
With the front-runner in the Republican presidential race relying heavily on an anti-foreigner card, the writer examines the validity of this approach.
August 21, 2015
Extremism is bad for democracy
For parties in the U. K. or U.S., election candidates'radical viewpoints are pushing their parties closer to the fringe of political influence.
August 10, 2015
India and China: Partners, not adversaries
It is easy for pundits to pit India against China, as the two are fast-developing countries in Asia with contrasting models of governance.
July 17, 2015
A good but not perfect deal on Iran
The deal with Iran is done, so if Republicans are really against Iran developing a nuclear program, they should be talking about how best to make the deal work.
July 16, 2015
Trump's short-lived lead
Trump's success reflects the fact that he has a small group of hardcore supporters that has given him just enough backing to lead the polls amid the many other people running. When the field narrows, he won't be able to improve much on his 16 percent.
July 10, 2015
KFC's big bet on Asia
KFC has already beaten McDonalds to Myanmar and parts of Asia. Someday KFC will be ordinary in Myanmar and the rest of the developing world.
July 2, 2015
Obama signs trade bill, negotiations continue
The TPP's potential ability to remove some barriers to agricultural trade will certainly make food somewhat less expensive, but it will only tip the scale a little bit.
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