South Asia and Beyond

‘Iran Must Rethink Its Strategic Approach With Neighbours, Allies’

Is the Persian Gulf on the brink of war? Talmiz Ahmed, India’s former ambassador to Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, believes none of the protagonists want war. Iran has been weakened by sanctions, Donald Trump has no interest in sending U.S. troops into another conflict. It is conceivable that tensions will die down but what after that? Ambassador Ahmed says a major peace effort is required but all sides must be prepared for compromise.

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Surya Gangadharan

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