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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.
June 20, 2018
SCO charts a formal course ahead against protectionism
If the SCO can utilize its weight in geopolitics, it will be a phenomenal change in providing stability in Asia, at a time when the Western economies are retracing back to protectionism and isolationism.
June 13, 2018
India lacks a grand strategy in Asia
Despite rising expectations from the major powers, India has little to gain by playing a more assertive role in Asian affairs.
June 11, 2018
G6 plus 1 and the hubris of US unilateralism
As former staunch allies rally against Trump's recent trade posturing, the U.S. or "G6 plus 1" finds itself potentially a victim of its own hubris and isolationism.
June 4, 2018
Italy and the misreading of history
The EU has taken a huge existential risk by showing contempt for democracy in Italy.
May 26, 2018
​Italy poses an unprecedented challenge to EU
As a new antiestablishment Italian government takes shape following elections, the recent swell of populist movements comes closer than ever to the heart of the EU.
May 24, 2018
Macron shows how to deal with Trump
Under Trump and Macron, the U.S. and France may return to a relationship the two countries haven’t had in a very long time.
May 19, 2018
Sophoclean irony in Iraq, for the United States
As America tries to extricate itself from Middle East, it is getting more and more bogged down in quicksand. This is what happens when ideology rules over pragmatism.
May 7, 2018
A summit overlooked in the West
Though it hasn't received much attention internationally, a recent meeting between the leaders of India and China suggests a growing alliance between two of the world's largest countries.
April 29, 2018
Stabilizing Afghanistan calls for the involvement of regional powers
From the Persians of past to the Americans of today, outside forces have long exhausted their resources attempting to stabilize Afghanistan. It's time for a new approach based on cooperation with local powers.
April 19, 2018
​India seeks neutrality in Sino-American trade clashes
India and China have several common areas of aligned interests, and India is seeking a rapprochement with China so as to deepen mutual interests. 
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