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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 in the Manohar Parrikar 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.His research 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, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary ‘India and the Shifting Regional Landscape in West Asia’ was published in Financial Express Online on October 19, 2021.

      Dr. Quamar discusses the significance of the quadrilateral meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India, Israel, UAE and the US during the ongoing visit of EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar to Israel.

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      October 19, 2021
      IDSA News
    • The Baghdad Conference is significant for a variety of reasons including Iraq’s attempt to emerge as a regional mediator and reduce tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the one hand, and Turkey and Egypt–UAE, on the other. However, at the core of it, the event was aimed at reviving Iraq’s economic and political fortunes.

      October 05, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary ‘New Vistas in Indo-Saudi Ties’ was broadcast by All India Radio (AIR) External Service Division on September 21, 2021.

      The commentary underlines the significance of Saudi FM Prince Faisal Bin Farhan's recent visit to India towards overcoming the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 in bilateral commercial relations between India and Saudi Arabia.

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      September 21, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s chapter ‘The ‘Islamic State' and Threats to India's National Security’ has been published in an edited volume ‘Facets of India's Security: Essays for C. Uday Bhaskar’, edited by Prof. P. R. Kumaraswamy and published by Routledge, London.

      September 21, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s Op-ed piece on ‘Prospects for India-Saudi Cooperation on Afghanistan’ has been published by Financial Express Online, on September 20, 2021.

      The piece underlines the commonality of threat perceptions between India and Saudi Arabia vis-a-vis the revival of the Taliban regime. It argues that the two sides should work together for regional security and stability.

      September 20, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s opinion piece “Grand Opportunity for India to ‘Act West’ in the Middle East” has been published by Raksha Anirveda on September 08, 2021.

      The article discusses potential opportunities for India to partner with Israel and UAE in the wake of the Abraham Accords. It argues that India-Israel-UAE relationship has the potential to be the fulcrum for India’s ‘Act West’ policy with defence and security being among the key thrust areas where Israeli technology, UAE resources and Indian skilled workforce can come together.

      September 08, 2021
      IDSA News
    • The early reactions from Turkey and Iran underline their readiness to work with the Taliban to safeguard their interests and expand their regional influence. Both are also willing to work with other regional actors to mitigate traditional and non-traditional security threats emanating from Afghanistan.

      September 03, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s short commentary on the implication of the Taliban takeover on geopolitics in the Southwest Asia region, titled ‘Taliban takeover and implications for Southwest Asia’ has been published in Financial Express on September 03, 2021.

      September 03, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s Commentary ‘India and Iran: Growing bilateral engagements’ was published by All India Radio (AIR), on August 11, 2021.

      The commentary analyses External Affairs Minister, Government of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar's visit to Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi.

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      August 11, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article ‘Rekindling of the Indo-Iranian Ties’ has been published on the Raksha Anirveda website on July 13, 2021.

      The article discusses the imperatives of the spurt in political contacts with Iran in recent months.
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      July 13, 2021
      IDSA News
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