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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.

12 January 2019 10:33 AM

US withdrawal would signal new phase in Syrian imbroglio

Three weeks on from the announcement by US President Donald Trump that he would be withdrawing the 2,000 US troops that are currently stationed in Syria, the decision continues to reverberate across the Middle East.

15 December 2018 01:30 PM

Afghan contentions derail peace prospects

On Dec. 6, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the US Department of State Zalmay Khalilzad began his third foray to pursue peace in a country that has experienced civil conflict and external assaults for 40 years.

10 December 2018 08:20 AM

Turkish opportunism in Idlib frustrating Astana partners

The heads of state of the three nations pursuing the Astana peace process — Russia, Turkey and Iran — held their 11th summit late last month. The meeting lasted just one day, with a joint statement being issued on Nov. 29 morning.

17 November 2018 09:00 AM

Will Al-Sistani step in to break Iraq’s political deadlock?

Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi took the oath of office last month along with 14 ministers of a Cabinet that needs 22 members.

10 November 2018 12:18 PM

Palestinians remain deeply divided

Two important developments pertaining to the Palestinian national struggle have taken place in recent days.