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Talmiz Ahmad

Talmiz Ahmad is a former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE.

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Arab leaders boosted by Putin’s backing at Helsinki summit

While policymakers and commentators are still trying to understand what happened at the Helsinki summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin last week and what it means for the Middle East, some matters have become clear. 

July 25, 2018

Russia can be the peacemaker the Middle East urgently needs

President Donald Trump last week announced that the US would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and re-impose sanctions that had been waived under the deal. He called the agreement “rotten” and “decaying.” 

May 15, 2018