Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra
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Sumantra Maitra is a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research is in great power-politics and neorealism. He has written for Spectator, The Telegraph, Claremont Review of Books, International Affairs, Quillette, and is a regular writer for The Federalist. You can find him on Twitter @MrMaitra.
President Trump Can Still Avert A Catastrophe With Iran, And He Should

It appears President Trump is cognizant of the slow drift to war with Iran, and is not very happy about it. Someone needs to remind him who is the president.

The Early ‘90s Called Joe Biden. They Want Their Foreign Policy Back

While he has yet to fulfill this instinct in his foreign policy choices, Donald Trump is still more attuned to a non-interventionist America than is his prospective rival Joe Biden.

Why College Professors And Administrators Are A Greater Threat Than Crazy Students

Harrumphing about activist students only identifies half of the campus problem. The activist departments and professors are a far bigger threat to academic freedom than students are.

Designating The Muslim Brotherhood A Terror Group Signals Needed Foreign Policy Realignment

The Trump administration’s proposed designation of Muslim Brotherhood as a terror organization is a recalibration of American foreign policy that was a long time coming.

Trump Should Stick To His Original Foreign Policy Instincts On Venezuela

In Venezuela, cautious realism is needed instead of military intervention, which would inevitably lead to another costly nation-building endeavor.  

The Case For Continuing Foreign Policy Retrenchment After Trump

Two new books, ‘Twilight of the Titans’ and ‘Rising Titans, Falling Giants,’ challenge conventional wisdom about grand-strategy, and advocates conservative husbanding of resources, for an era of renewed great power rivalry.

Why Only Cultural Reactionaries Would Rebuild Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s fate is a reminder of the ravages of utilitarianism. What is the purpose of civilization if not the creation and preservation of timeless beauty and transcendent grandeur for posterity?

What ‘Game Of Thrones’ Has To Teach Us About Real-Life Power Conflicts

How realistic are the politics, international relations, and war strategy in ‘Game of Thrones,’ and how does our daily life reflect in the fantasy series?

We Can’t Reshape Libya In Our Own Image, And We Shouldn’t Try

The only strategic interest the West has in Libya is a restoration of order and stability. Conservatives should again resist the urge to intervene in Libya.

Parliament Is Betraying Brexit By Postponing It Indefinitely

It might not soothe the soundbites, but Donald Trump is correct about Theresa May and Brexit. The British Parliament’s betrayal of the British people is now complete.

Turkey Is NATO’s Biggest Problem, Not Trump

In no conceivable universe can one claim to be on behalf of liberal democracies while justifying an alliance with Turkey.

The Revolution Comes For Creepy Uncle Joe

In a saner world, Biden’s perplexing olfactory manners around nubile women would be a cause of minor amusement and disgust. But he helped set the standards now being used against him.

Germany’s Refusal To Fund 2 Percent Of Its Defense Is Not The Action Of An Ally

German leaders should be allowed to see how safe and united the European Union remains when all the American troops move out from everywhere east of the Thames.

If There’s No Reckoning Over The Russia Hoax, It Will Happen Again

A society cannot survive without accountability. There must be a reckoning for those who tried to delegitimize democratic mandates and fuel hysteria.

Without The Electoral College, The United States Is No Longer A Republic

Democratic candidates’ demands of abolishing the Electoral College and reducing the voting age will eventually lead to the death of our country as we know it.

We Can’t Fight The Campus Cultural Revolution By Whining About It On YouTube

A government should not decide what are acceptable thoughts. But it is their job to defend free speech and ensure no thoughts are censored by activists.

Democrats’ Extremist Crackup Makes Trump’s Governance Hugely Attractive To Swing Voters

The modern left was predicated on a tacit understanding between the liberal internationalists on one hand, and social democrats and closet Marxists on the other. That peace is shattered, for good.

What The United States Should Do About India And Pakistan’s Current Conflict

Instead of idealism, ensuring stability and order, regardless of who provides it, should be the key American aim in South Asia.

No, Your Politics And Morality Are Not Superior If Children Endorse Them

The only thing more insufferable than child activists prodded along by cynical cultists are adults nodding as if they are listening to Socratic wisdom.

European Punditry’s Meltdown Over Pence And Pompeo Marks A Refusal To Accept The Changing World Order

Instead of lamenting the old halcyon world order, European foreign policy strategists should recognize that the world order is changing and they must adapt.