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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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Tunisia’s democracy at a crossroads

Eight years after political changes in the wake of the Arab Spring, as Tunisia moves toward elections and a generational change in its leadership, the country faces an uncertain future.

August 13, 2019

Kashmir in the grip of contentious politics

The Mughal emperor Jahangir described Kashmir as paradise on earth. But over the past 30 years this state has been gripped by violence that has pitted Indian forces against its citizens and militants crossing from Pakistan. This “proxy war” has claimed the lives of 80,000 people.

August 09, 2019

Army chief should take Algeria on path toward democracy

Over the last three months, demands for wide-ranging political and economic reform have brought hundreds of thousands of Algerians on to the streets across the country.

May 15, 2019