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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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As the Syrian conflict completes 10 years, new diplomatic initiatives are taking shape

The 10-year commemoration of Syria’s bloody civil conflict in March has evoked expressions of anguish and some new diplomatic initiatives.
Nearly half-a-million people have been killed and several million more displaced since the conflict started on March 15, 2011.

April 09, 2021

Russia and China are reshaping Eurasia as the center of a new global order

Last year, as the world reeled from the ravages of the pandemic, it saw the consolidation of a strategic alignment that has made Russia and China partners in an ambitious enterprise: The reshaping of Eurasia at the heart of a new world order.

March 19, 2021

Despite 10 years of murderous strife, it is ‘politics as usual’ in Syria

Ten years after an innocuous piece of graffiti scrawled on the walls of Deraa by some children led to fratricidal confrontations across Syria, the figures of death and destruction are mind-boggling as nearly half-a-million Syrians are now dead.

March 12, 2021

Iraq appears resilient despite major challenges

Over the last month, Iraq’s fragile security order has been severely tested by bombings and rocket attacks in three major cities.

February 27, 2021