Sumantra Maitra

Visiting Senior Fellow
Areas of expertise

Dr. Sumantra Maitra is a national-security fellow at the Center for the National Interest, a visiting senior fellow at the Center for Renewing America, and an elected associate fellow at the Royal Historical Society.

He is also a senior contributor at The Federalist, and a senior columnist at The National Interest, and a regular contributor at Critic Magazine, UK, and Law and Liberty, US.

He is currently in the process of writing a book on Neorealism and American grand-strategy in Europe. His academic essays and peer-reviewed articles have been published in Canadian Military Journal, Centre for Land Warfare Studies Journal, Political Studies Review, International Affairs, and the International Journal.

Maitra holds an MA with distinction grade from SMU, India; as well as a Master of International Studies from the University of Otago, New Zealand, with distinctions in International Politics, and Global Trade, where he was awarded a Coursework Masters scholarship. He completed his PhD in International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK, with a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship in Research Excellence.

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Primer: It’s Time for a Negotiated Settlement for Ukraine

“Just like in the first world war we have reached the level of technology that…

A New Force Posture for the Middle East

Executive Summary The 2017 National Security Strategy stated that the U.S. “seeks a Middle East…

Policy Brief: Pivoting the US Away from Europe to a Dormant NATO

As Russia’s Ukrainian invasion grinds into a second year, a few key developments are taking…

Policy Brief: Seeking Equilibrium in East Europe: Burden Shifting in the Baltics

Executive Summary The Baltic states’ threat perceptions and fears about Russia are justified but are…