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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.
October 11, 2018
The complex dynamics of changing times
Explaining global politics and conflict to a bunch of new students is a complicated task, especially if they are a mixed international batch.
September 27, 2018
Return to nationalism and balance of power seen in Trump's UN speech
President Donald Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly was a milestone in American foreign policy. His country stands alone, having chosen to turn back the clock to old-style big power politics, military buildups and trade wars.
September 26, 2018
Denmark charts an alternative way for integration and secularism
In a surprise move, Danish social democrats are moving back to an old-style statist policy of enforced integration to cope with the migrant crisis – a possible lesson for other European leftwing parties.
September 13, 2018
Pax Sinica in Africa?
Despite some Western sniggering, Africa's enthusiasm to jump on the band wagon of Chinese investment in the region is the right way to proceed.
September 12, 2018
Rise of national-populists in Sweden raises complex questions for Europe
As expected, Swedish voters gave a major boost to rightwing nationalists in the latest parliamentary election. However, this is merely a symptom of a much wider issue facing Europe that presages a bleak future.
September 8, 2018
What's the rationale behind an American space force?
To consider the American space force as a short-term gimmick is wrong. Trump, or no Trump, on the frontier of space, the U.S. is just trying to stay ahead of the curve.
September 5, 2018
Escalation of Ukrainian war bad news for Europe
The continued assassination of rebel leaders In the Ukraine is not just a local problem, but one that could flare up into a confrontation between Russia and the West.
September 4, 2018
Why is New Zealand restricting foreign purchases?
The stopping of the selling of land to foreigners won't magically multiply the number of houses for New Zealand's future generations.
August 20, 2018
Turkey's drift away from the West
The present quarrel between Turkey and the United States is merely a symptom of a long-term Turkish drift away from the West towards new alliances that looks irreversible.
August 11, 2018
Australia, India and the Asian Quad
It is unlikely that India will align itself with any side, a luxury Australia cannot afford and a reality it will soon have to reckon with.
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