Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra
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.
Bolsonaro’s Election Indicates Brazil Can Be An Anti-Socialist Ally

Plagued by populist, left-wing regimes for too long, Brazilians have elected Jair Bolsonaro. Here’s why that’s great news for the rest of Latin America.

Don’t Let Ocasio-Cortez And Her Party Dance Around The Facts Of Immigration

Democrats are turning into an American version of France’s failed Macronist utopia, arguing for open borders while taxing people for utopian projects.

5 Books From 2018 That Will Help Explain What Happens In 2019

A survey of five of 2018’s most influential books for the New Year, which helped shed light on the rapidly changing cultural and political world around us.

3 Questions To Ask Before The Next Open-Ended Foreign Intervention

Where should one intervene? What constitutes a win? Do we have what it takes to finish it permanently?

How Academia’s Unhealthy Obsession With Diversity Creates Social Unrest

A new book by Heather Mac Donald, ‘The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture,’ provides evidence and underlines the causes behind campus radicalism to Judge Kavanaugh’s witchhunt.

Now That The Russian Collusion Narrative Is Deflating, The Left Is Shifting Goalposts

It’s increasingly difficult to sustain the smoke without any actual fire, and that reality is now evident in even liberal publications.

Liberals Derided Mike Pompeo For His EU Speech. But The Paris Riots Prove Him Right

The people are turning against the European Union, something U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned would happen, but establishment liberals don’t get.

The Democratic Party’s Fault Lines Are Immigration And Identity Politics

The left is divided on issues of identity and security. Republicans should realize that there’s an opportunity to appeal to the alienated working class.

The Last Prudent Foreign Policy President Was George H.W. Bush

In a world largely inhabited by foreign policy ideologues with no sense of history, one can only hope George H.W. Bush’s prudence, restraint, and realist statecraft makes a comeback.

The Debate Over Nationalism Is A Debate Over The West’s Future

Liberals fail to understand and anticipate the desire of normal people to feel passionately about the flag their forefathers fought for.

Macron’s Call For A European Army Is An Obvious Bluff

Monsieur Macron wants to have a joint European military superpower and thinks a united Europe can face China, Russia, and the United States. Good luck.

President Trump Should End The Failed Afghanistan War And Bring Our Troops Home

The war in Afghanistan is over. If our aim was to reshape Afghanistan as a modern civilized liberal democracy, we lost.

The United States Can’t Ditch Saudi Arabia, But It Shouldn’t Let Khashoggi Slide, Either

Looking away from Saudi perfidy is an embarrassment to the thesis of a rule-based order, but be careful about ditching Riyadh for the sake of idealism.

Hungary Cuts Taxpayer Funding To Inane Gender Studies Departments

There is an intra-academic war to control the academy, and the reason is simple: control of institutions like media and academia is essential for a social revolution.

The United States Is Entering A New Cold War — With China

It is better to be a conservative realist and nationalist than to be a utopian internationalist and be slapped in the face by reality.

Three Academics And Seven Hoax Papers Expose The Western Academy’s Deep Corruption

In an ideal world, this should be the death knell for academic feminism, race and gender studies, and other such activist departments. Their funding should dry out.

The Kavanaugh Battle Is The Culmination Of Unanswered Leftist Kulturkampf

There’s no greater sin than condemning an innocent man without evidence. There’s no greater cowardice than caving in to mob pressure.

The Trump Administration’s China Strategy May Become Its Biggest Legacy

The newly visible balancing China approach could be the Trump administration’s legacy foreign policy move, if the president can stay away from needless interventionism in the next two years.

Americans Should Learn, Fast, From Europe’s Lawless Streets And Prisons

Amsterdam is one of the most liberal cities in the West, with open and free drug laws and red-light districts. That has resulted in the city becoming a den of chaos.

The New York Times’ Anti-White Hire Is Exactly What Western Education Trains People To Be

To understand where Sarah Jeong came from, look to the tax-funded activist departments within Western universities, which teach what Jeong preaches.