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Talmiz Ahmad

Talmiz Ahmad is an author and former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE. He holds the Ram Sathe Chair for International Studies, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India.

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Bleak outlook for Palestinians in 2019

Last month exhibited every negative aspect pertaining to the Israel-Palestine conflict: Division, hatred and violence.

January 04, 2019

Turkish opportunism in Idlib frustrating Astana partners




Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. (AFP)

December 09, 2018

Palestinians remain deeply divided




Palestinian protesters march with Palestinian flags during a demonstration. (AFP)

November 09, 2018

‘Fierce’ regime a threat to West’s post-war vision for Syria

As Turkey hurriedly evacuates the militants it has backed in Idlib, while Syrian government forces and their allies stand poised to seize the province, the endgame in this seven-year conflict is approaching. But the outlook is complicated by competing interests seeking personal advantage.

October 09, 2018