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  • Md. Muddassir Quamar

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    muddassir.2005@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Md. Muddassir Quamar is Associate Fellow inthe Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Middle East studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His doctoral thesis examined social developments in Saudi Arabia between 1991 and 2010 within a conceptual framework of Islamic modernism. Dr. Quamar’s areas of interest include Politics & Societies in the Gulf, Middle East Strategic Affairs, and Political Islam.Hisresearch papers have appeared in leading international journals such as Contemporary Arab Affairs, Digest of Middle East Studies, Journal of Arabian Studies and Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He has co-edited an anthology titled Contemporary Persian Gulf: Essays in Honour of GulshanDietl, Prakash C. Jain and Girijesh Pant, contributed chapters to edited volumes and regularly contributes opinion articles on strategic developments in Middle East and India-Gulf relations. Dr. Quamar has been a visiting fellow in King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh and serves as Associate Editor of Contemporary Review of the Middle East (Sage, India).

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    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on the role that Oman can play India’s relations with the Gulf, titled ‘Locating Oman in India’s Strategic Engagements with the Gulf’ has been published by the Middle East Institute on June 19, 2018.

      India’s strategic engagements with the Gulf have witnessed a significant increase under the current government and maritime security cooperation is the most important aspect of India-Oman defense and security relations, writes the author.

      June 19, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on India’s options in the wake of the Syrian conflict, titled ‘Hot War in Syria and Options for India’ was published in the June 2018 edition of Defence and Security Alert.

      June 04, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s research paper titled ‘Indo-Saudi Relations: Emerging Strategic Dimensions’ was published by King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

      Dr Quamar describes India and Saudi Arabia as two ascending powers, both being G-20 economies and important players in respective regions of South Asia and Middle East, in his paper. He suggests that the Indo-Saudi relations are poised to gain a strategic dimension, based on common concerns and interests in security and defense cooperation and business investments.

      May 16, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohd Muddassir Quamar’s article on Syrian crisis titled ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe in Syria’ was published by Air World Service, an external services division of All India Radio, on April 14, 2018.

      The article analyses how the Syrian civil war has proved to be one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in modern history.

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      April 14, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on King of Jordan’s India trip, titled ‘King Abdullah’s Visit: A New Chapter In India-Jordan Relations’ was published by Air World Service, the external services division of All India Radio, on March 03, 2018.

      The article highlights the significance of the visit as India looks to strengthen ties with West Asia.

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      March 03, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s commentary on PM Modi’s Palestine visit, titled ‘Prime Minister’s Historic Visit to Palestine’ was published by the Air World Service, an external services division of All India Radio on February 12, 2018.

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      February 12, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Palestine, titled ‘PM Modi in Palestine: India Dealing With Israel and Palestine Without Third Party Complications’ was published in News18.com on February 10, 2018.

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      February 10, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on Saudi Arabia, titled ‘Saudi Arabia’s socio-economic transformation has opportunities for India’ was published in South Asia Monitor on January 23, 2018.

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      January 23, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Turkey's resolve to dislodge the Democratic Union Party (PYD) from Afrin, a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria adjacent to the Turkish border, will be seriously tested by the US and Russian opposition to military action against the Kurds.

      January 22, 2018
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Jordan ties, titled ‘India Jordan Ties Gaining New Momentum’ was published by the Air World Service, an external services division of All India Radio, on December 29, 2017.  

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      December 29, 2017
      IDSA News
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