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Sumantra Maitra
Sumantra Maitra (Twitter: @MrMaitra) is a foreign affairs journalist, and research scholar on foreign policy and neo-realism, based in England.
2017 12 11
Jerusalem and new Middle Eastern fait accompli.
What Trump did, is geopolitical arson. While in the short term there won't be a major change in the balance of power in the region, the repercussions will come in time.
2017 12 06
Arming of Ukraine and Tillerson's meaningless speech
The U.S. will be unable to commit any more resources or manpower to ideological causes. Tillerson’s speech, for all practical purposes, remains a meaningless and hollow endeavor.
2017 11 22
To maintain peace, a soft Brexit for Ireland
Disagreements over Northern Ireland's exit from the European Union threaten to reignite violence in the region, but discussions of a special economic zone point to a solution.
2017 11 20
Rise of far right in central Europe is a cause of concern
The rising power of far-right elements, evident in last weekend's violent march in Warsaw, raises serious concerns about the ability of the EU to maintain its unity.
2017 11 14
The counter-cultural revolution in the West
The West was obsessed with sex. It is leading to a puritanical backlash from a surprising and unexpected corner of society.
2017 11 10
Austrian election and collapse of European center left
There are two simple and rational reasons why the social democrats are losing power in Europe that could be reversed for the sake of balance.
2017 10 30
Abe should be careful before seeking any constitutional change
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be very careful about any constitutional change suggesting a revival of Japanese remilitarization, which would have a ripple effect in Asia.
2017 10 18
EU moves closer to China and Russia over Iran
In strange irony, as regards the Iranian nuclear agreement, it is the United States that is being considered by her former allies as the "rogue power," and not Iran.
2017 10 13
US-Israeli withdrawal from UNESCO is a blow to multilateralism
The U.S. and Israeli withdrawal is a deep blow to multilateralism and is another opportunity for others to take on the vacated leadership role.
2017 09 26
Kurdish independence question puzzles international community
Despite the political and strategic concerns, it is about time the Kurdish independence question is discussed further.
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