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.
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