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Sumantra Maitra

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Sumantra Maitra is a doctoral researcher on Russian foreign policy and neo-realism, with a special focus on Ukraine, at the University of Nottingham (UK). He is a weekly foreign affairs columnist for China.org.cn (Beijing) and contributor to the Center of Land Warfare (New Delhi). Maitra holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Sikkim Manipal University in India and a Masters degree in International Studies from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Follow him on Twitter @MrMaitra.

08.06.2016

Why retrenchment is the best US policy toward Russia

Why retrenchment is the best US policy toward Russia

The next American president, whether it is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, will have to decide which course of action to follow with regard to Russia

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30.03.2016

What did Russia gain from the retaking of Palmyra in Syria?

What did Russia gain from the retaking of Palmyra in Syria?

The retaking of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra was a significant strategic gain for Russia, but it remains to be seen whether the Kremlin will be able to maintain its advantageous position in any future negotiations over the future of Syria

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09.03.2016

It's not a Cold War – it's a great power rivalry

It's not a Cold War – it's a great power rivalry

A new Cold War is not in the interest of either Russia or the West. However, there will always be great power rivalries in world politics and that’s what we’re seeing now between Russia and NATO

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12.02.2016

Why the scenario of Russia invading the Baltics is unlikely

Why the scenario of Russia invading the Baltics is unlikely

While Western analysts explore the risks of Russia attempting to occupy the Baltic states, there is no evidence that such actions would fit into the Kremlin’s grand strategy

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29.01.2016

What the history of the Mughals in India can teach Russian policymakers

What the history of the Mughals in India can teach Russian policymakers

A comparative historical analysis of modern Russia and eighteenth century India turns up some remarkable parallels. Moscow might find it useful to take into account lessons from the end days of the Mughal Empire

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