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.
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.

Forget Syria. What Is The U.S. Doing About The Failed State On Its Southern Border?

A failed state just surrendered a drug lord’s son and a whole city to a drug cartel. The nation’s president praised the surrender. In a sensible world, this would ring alarm bells in the Pentagon.

Boris Johnson Is Close To Getting Brexit Done

It is still too early for surety, but this three-year national humiliation might be over soon, as Britain reaches a deal to get out of the EU, and trade freely with the rest of the world.

Why Trump Is Absolutely Right To Get U.S. Troops Out Of Syria

Moving American troops from Syria would be perhaps the most far-sighted thing Trump does as president, and would benefit the United States in the years to come.

Liberal Idealism Was Wrong: Selling U.S. Manufacturing To China Did Not Make It More Free

It was the conventional wisdom that China, due to the burden of its global responsibilities, would become a responsible stakeholder and global citizen through greater market access. That’s not happening.

Climate Worship Is Nothing More Than Rebranded Paganism

We’re seeing sexualized dances, hallucinogens, worshiping nature, confessing sins in pagan animism, worshiping purified teen saints, all to promote a supposedly greater cause.

Why India Is The United States’ Best Bet For Balancing China

Conservatives should realize the value of a future British-Indian-American-Australian axis, the largest free-market group in the world, a highly educated research pool, and the strongest military axis to balance the rise of China.

When The European Union Becomes An Empire, Its Clash With The United States Is Inevitable

‘The world of tomorrow is a world of empires, in which we Europeans and you British can only defend your interests, your way of life, by doing it together in a European framework and a European Union,’ says a key EU leader.

Trump’s Next National Security Adviser Should Focus On Ending The Afghanistan War

The Afghanistan War was never supposed to be an endless imperial policing mission. At a time of resurgent great power rivalry, President Trump deserves to have an NSA who is a foreign policy realist.

Neither David French Nor Sohrab Ahmari Have Any Ideas About Where To Go From Here

After several dust-ups and intra-theological disputes, David French and Sohrab Ahmari still didn’t answer the key question of conservative policy.

Before The United States Makes Any Moves On Ukraine, It Needs A Strategy

The West needs to figure out a coherent endgame with Ukraine. It’s not clear that London and Washington have one.

U.K. Parliament Gives A Full-Fledged Finger To The British People

Twenty-one Conservative Party members of Parliament defected to the Liberals-Democrats to damage the new Boris Johnson government and oppose a No-Deal Brexit on October 31.

Bill De Blasio: Merit Is Racist, So We Won’t Allow It In NYC Public Schools

Merit is now racist, as far as Bill de Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group is concerned. His new plans are just the next step in active discrimination against hardworking students, for the sake of equal outcomes.