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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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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

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