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Talmiz Ahmad

Talmiz Ahmad

Talmiz Ahmad is a Consulting Editor at The Wire and a former diplomat. He has been the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE.

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Obama Walks the West Asian Tightrope

Although he had a clear understanding of the Arab world and was committed to promoting change in West Asia when he first came to power, the US president now appears defeated by contentions and conflicts he did not anticipate nor can control.