Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra
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Sumantra Maitra is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, UK, and a senior contributor to The Federalist. His research is in great power-politics and neorealism. He also writes for Quillette, Providence Magazine, Spectator US, The Telegraph, Claremont Review of Books, International Affairs, Washington Examiner, and other publications. You can find him on Twitter @MrMaitra.
New York Times Endorsement Of Warren And Klobuchar Reeks Of Ignorant Pomposity

The entire endorsement is a play for the ‘we’re all winners’ generation. To prioritize one candidate would require courage, which cannot be expected from the newspaper that pushes the ahistorical ‘1619 Project’ for clicks.

How Prince Harry Turned Into Lena Dunham

Composure and class, stoic fortitude, and a sense of duty are not due to bloodline or money. Some people naturally possess them, and some can attain them through discipline, but most do not.

AOC Is Right About Democrats’ Split Between Socialists And Liberals

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got one thing right: The ongoing split in the left is structural. That is an opportunity for conservatives.

Iran’s Attack On U.S. Bases Is A Face-Saving Gesture From The Ayatollahs

The length, scope, and operational duration of the attack suggests it is a targeted towards regime stability and an internal audience. Whether it leads to further escalation is a political call.

Don’t Repeat The Last Two Decades Of Foreign Policy Idiocies With Iran

The best way to neutralize Iran is to have them overstretch. An older, forgotten grand strategy where adversaries bleed each other is in the Western interest.

After Seeing ‘The Rise Of Skywalker,’ I Can’t Wait For Star Wars To End Forever

The storyline of hunting space Nazis with iron-cored authoritarianism was cool in the 1970s. It feels anachronistic in 2019, as you come out of the theater to see J. K. Rowling being cancelled.

The Revolution Came For J.K. Rowling

The 1960s liberals gave birth to this monster who now smites them. But extremism of any kind eventually overreaches and cocoons itself from greater society.

Boris Johnson Cracked The Code For A Reagan Coalition In Great Britain

It is far easier for the right to compromise on economics than for the left to compromise on culture, religion, and nationalism. And that is the formula conservatives need to remember.

Turning Feudal Afghanistan Into Switzerland Was Always A Fool’s Errand

The real reason behind the Afghanistan misadventure is not just bureaucratic inertia, military-industrial culture, or myopic politicians. It is hyper-emotional idealism coupled with historical ignorance.

NATO’s Troubles Are Not Going Away After Trump

With greater expansion comes greater dilution, and a diluted alliance is as good as dead, as there will never be a sense of internal cohesion.

The London Terrorist Attack Shows Rehabilitative Justice Doesn’t Work

There’s a reason London witnessed another terrorist knife attack. It’s a perfect nightmare of woke academics, their flawed rehabilitation theories, and activist judges.

How China Is Slowly Becoming The World’s Largest Imperialist Power

The first shots of Chinese colonialism are evident as we head to the third decade of this century. One would be foolish not to take note of this historically significant development — and study its actual character.

The British Need To Learn From Americans How To Conduct A Rigorous Debate

The format of the debate and a hyper-schoolmarmish moderator allowed neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn to put in a word of value. The result was a clown show full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

French President Emmanuel Macron Gets Trumpian On NATO

Emmanuel Macron’s harsh assessment of NATO is just a new episode of French realism in the European balance. The ‘iron hand in a velvet glove’ is back.

Freakout Over Nationalism Book Illustrates The End Of Traditional Left-Right Politics

The editor of National Review wrote a book praising a benevolent, liberal, unifying form of nationalism. The vitriolic reaction was eye-opening.

Why Drug Legalization And Hugs For Terrorists Won’t Solve The Border Crisis

At best, Mexico is a failed state. At worst, it is a rogue state, hostile to regional peace. The silence from politicians who would have otherwise cried intervention speaks volumes.

Tom Clancy Would Be Mortified To See What Has Happened To Jack Ryan

In a bizarre, ahistoric universe, our protagonist helps a Latina Kirsten Gillibrand confront a right-wing nationalist-populist — in Venezuela, of all places.

Why Haven’t We Heard A Peep From Islamic Powers About China Brutalizing 1 Million Muslims?

It’s unthinkable that any other great power would get away without any backlash from either Islamic powers, Islamic civil society, or jihadist groups. And that is one of the biggest puzzles in foreign policy worth probing.

The Nations In America’s Backyard Are Falling Apart While The U.S. Remains Stuck In The Middle East

If the Republicans win a second term, they need to stop worrying about the Middle East and start focusing on the United States’ own backyard in Latin America.

Here’s What ISIS Founder Al-Baghdadi’s Death Means For U.S. Policy

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s death draws a curtain on an episode that was partly influenced by our bad choices, choices that started in 2011 at the start of the Arab Spring.