Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research is in great power-politics and neorealism. He also regularly writes for The National Interest and Quillette Magazine, and edits Bombs and Dollars blog. You can find him on Twitter @MrMaitra.
Macron’s Call For A European Army Is An Obvious Bluff

Monsieur Macron wants to have a joint European military superpower and thinks a united Europe can face China, Russia, and the United States. Good luck.

President Trump Should End The Failed Afghanistan War And Bring Our Troops Home

The war in Afghanistan is over. If our aim was to reshape Afghanistan as a modern civilized liberal democracy, we lost.

The United States Can’t Ditch Saudi Arabia, But It Shouldn’t Let Khashoggi Slide, Either

Looking away from Saudi perfidy is an embarrassment to the thesis of a rule-based order, but be careful about ditching Riyadh for the sake of idealism.

Hungary Cuts Taxpayer Funding To Inane Gender Studies Departments

There is an intra-academic war to control the academy, and the reason is simple: control of institutions like media and academia is essential for a social revolution.

The United States Is Entering A New Cold War — With China

It is better to be a conservative realist and nationalist than to be a utopian internationalist and be slapped in the face by reality.

Three Academics And Seven Hoax Papers Expose The Western Academy’s Deep Corruption

In an ideal world, this should be the death knell for academic feminism, race and gender studies, and other such activist departments. Their funding should dry out.

The Kavanaugh Battle Is The Culmination Of Unanswered Leftist Kulturkampf

There’s no greater sin than condemning an innocent man without evidence. There’s no greater cowardice than caving in to mob pressure.

The Trump Administration’s China Strategy May Become Its Biggest Legacy

The newly visible balancing China approach could be the Trump administration’s legacy foreign policy move, if the president can stay away from needless interventionism in the next two years.

Americans Should Learn, Fast, From Europe’s Lawless Streets And Prisons

Amsterdam is one of the most liberal cities in the West, with open and free drug laws and red-light districts. That has resulted in the city becoming a den of chaos.

The New York Times’ Anti-White Hire Is Exactly What Western Education Trains People To Be

To understand where Sarah Jeong came from, look to the tax-funded activist departments within Western universities, which teach what Jeong preaches.

No, Trump Is Not To Blame For NATO’s Chaos, Nor For Breaking Up The Liberal Order

President Trump’s grievances about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are not his, not new, and definitely not influenced by the 2016 election or Russia.

Campus Repression Is So Bad That Academics Are Now Holding Conferences In Secret

This Oxford University event was held without any advertisement or social media discussion. Several people attended on condition their identities and attendance be kept secret.

Why No North Korea Summit May Be The Best Outcome Possible Right Now

If foreign policy is all about optics, resonance to the domestic audience, and regime stability, Kim Jong-Un, Xi Jinping, and Moon Jae-In are toast.

Rift Between U.S. And EU On Iran Underscores A Global Power Realignment

The difference of interests between the United States and the EU has never been so stark and will only continue to grow.

The US Is On The Brink Of A Full-Blown Trade War With The European Union

American policymakers can no longer ignore the conflict of interest between the EU and the U.S. on trade.

Why The West Should Do Nothing About The Rohingya Crisis In Myanmar

Media outlets weep that this is a crime against humanity, denouncing a Muslim ‘massacre’ going on in Myanmar, almost completely ignoring that this is a vicious, both-sided conflict.

Dear Trans Lobby: The Military Is Not A Social Experiment

Transgenders and transsexuals are every bit as human as everyone else, deserve every bit of human compassion, and shouldn’t be discriminated against. But that’s simply not the issue here.

Google Firing Employee Over Diversity Discussion Is Frighteningly Authoritarian

Nothing could be more dystopian than the largest information, communication, and documentation hub controlling your thoughts and punishing you for wrongthink.