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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.
August 11, 2017
Tillerson's realpolitik and grand bargain in Asia
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer of an olive branch to North Korea shows a refreshing degree of pragmatism and provides a hope for peace.
August 3, 2017
Panda plants and soft power
There are two ways to gain influence in a given region of the world – either intervention or developing infrastructure. China is showing the latter is a far better approach.
August 2, 2017
Macron falters as his ratings tumble
After all the idealism surrounding the election of Emmanuel Macron as French president, reality is beginning to bite, bringing sobering realism to Macron and those who supported him.
July 28, 2017
Finally, sanity returns in America’s Syria policy
President Trump's decision to stop arming rebel groups in Syria is the best news the region has had for some time.
July 24, 2017
The curious tradition of blaming foreign intelligence
If indeed Russian top policy makers are involved in this operation against the United States, why has it not been "leaked to the media?"
July 12, 2017
Sino-UK aspirations, lament of liberal ideologues: What was learnt from G20
The recent G20 summit Hamburg didn’t achieve much, but it at least showed that multi-polarity is steadily replacing the old American unipolar model in world affairs.
July 7, 2017
Is a Sino-German economic order imminent?
As the G20 summit looms in Hamburg, much attention is being paid to a future world order that could be led by a Sino-German alliance.
July 5, 2017
Three things to watch out for at the G20
Germany, as host of the forthcoming G20 Summit, is trying to limit discussions to the climate change issue alone. But there are other topics just as important.
June 30, 2017
After ISIS, the real battle will start
Islamic State seems on the brink of extinction in Syria and Iraq, but its disappearance could be the beginning not the end of regional conflict.
June 24, 2017
We are one miscalculation away from an all-out great power war in Syria
The best that other powers could do at this stage is to call for dialogue and divide Syria into zones.
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