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.
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.

Anti-Progressive British School For Poor Kids Leads Nation In Latest Tests

‘Britain’s strictest school’ for the underprivileged, where discipline and order sparked controversy, just got its first major results, which are four times better than the national average.

New Paper Highlights Why Trump Should Bring U.S. Troops Home From Afghanistan

Donald Trump remains the first president in 25 years to not have started a new war. As the U.S. nears a deal, he should take this opportunity to bring American troops home.

Kevin Williamson’s New Book Is A Call To Arms Against Mob Rule

In his latest book, ‘The Smallest Minority,’ writer Kevin Williamson came to bury mob rule—but he did not go far enough.

The Jeffrey Epstein Investigation Must Not End With His Death

Unthinking respect for authority, Albert Einstein said, is the greatest enemy of truth. Journalists should bring back that spirit of skepticism and get to the bottom of the Epstein death.

What Would It Look Like To Replace U.S. Foreign Intervention With Something Smarter?

A plucky new think tank takes the fight to the foreign policy ‘blob’ and promotes policies of retrenchment, realism, and restraint.

5 Foreign Policy Questions Democrat Presidential Candidates Need To Answer

Since the moderators will not do it, here’s a list of five foreign policy questions reporters should badger Democratic candidates with.

For Boris Johnson To Succeed, He Needs To Pick The U.S. Over The EU

Give the mess Britain is in, simply invoking the spirit of Nelson won’t be enough. Boris must lead London to choose a side soon, between D.C. and Brussels.

Can Conservatism Coalesce Into A New Fusion That Channels The Nationalist Zeitgeist?

Unless there’s a bench being formed that formulates policy and acts as a brain trust, the new national conservatism will be short-lived.