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.
Newly Energized National Conservatives Take Aim At Libertarianism

The libertarian-conservative coalition might survive in the domain of foreign policy, given the return to noninterventionist roots, but in domestic politics, a rift seems inevitable.

Peter Thiel Calls For Google To Be Investigated For Treason

The year 2016 was a defining moment in the Western polity, with Brexit and Donald Trump’s election changing the status quo, which led to this conference trying to figure out what exactly is causing such changes.

How Sweden’s ‘Feminist Foreign Policy’ Has Increased Violence Against Women

Like any other political philosophy, feminism should be tested against empirical reality. And the reality in Sweden isn’t pretty.

If Antifa Isn’t Checked, Beware The Backlash Against Their Violence

Violence almost always begets violence, and if liberals and conservatives refuse, or fail, to establish order, someone else will.

3 Key Takeaways From Democrats’ Primary Debates

Before voting, a country needs to see how serious their representatives are. Sadly, an elite debating pronouns, with greater existential concerns untouched, is highly symbolic of danger ahead.

Australian Rugby Star Sacked For Posting Christian Meme On Instagram

GoFundMe, where Israel Folau initially located his legal defense fund after being fired over a Christian Instagram meme, abruptly closed his account, accusing him of bigotry.

The Last Thing America Needs Is Yet Another Open-Ended War In The Middle East

The Western dependence on Middle Eastern energy supplies is ever diminishing. Foreign policy should reflect that strategic reality.

Don’t Believe Joe Biden’s Weak Attempt To Save Face On China

His flip-flops suggest that he remains troublingly clueless about the biggest geo-political peer rival and potential challenger to the United States.

Now That YouTube Bans Everything But Twerking Drag Kids, The Right Needs More Than Just Yelling ‘Stop’

What do you do when you’re amidst a handful of activists determined to destroy the foundations of a society from within? You treat them like insurgents, and you root them out.

The Intellectual Dark Web Is Collapsing Under Its Contradictions

The IDW is quickly turning into a passing fad, which was inevitable for this ragtag group of people bound together by very little more than their support for free speech, which is not enough to provide cohesion.

Why Europe’s Shocking Right Turn Is An Opportunity For The United States

European liberals labeled everyone an inch right of Antonio Gramsci ‘far-right.’ Now they have no mode of reference to explain what just happened in the European elections.

Why The United States And European Union Are Destined To Collide

A conference in London highlights the biggest debate of our times: whether independent nations can co-exist within a liberal imperialism unwilling to recognize borders.

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?