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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 obituary to Kurdish leader and former President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani, who passed away recently, was published by MEI@ND on October 9, 2017.

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      October 11, 2017
      IDSA News
    • The nostalgia among a section of the AKP to recreate the Ottoman past through economic and geopolitical integration has been the driving force behind Turkey’s recent assertive postures in regional matters including the Qatar crisis.

      September 26, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Qatar ties, titled ‘India and Qatar: Towards a Future of Strong Economic Ties, was published in the special report of ‘Diplomacy & Beyond’ on Qatar.

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      September 07, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on West Asia, titled ‘Shifting Geopolitical Sands In West Asia’ was published by the Air World Service, the External Services Division of All India Radio, on August 27, 2017.

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      August 27, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Venue: Seminar Hall I (Second Floor)

      Chairperson: Shri Talmiz Ahmad
      External Discussants: Shri Sanjay Singh and Prof A K Mohapatra
      Internal Discussants: Dr Smruti S Pattanaik and Dr Adil Rasheed

      August 18, 2017
      Events
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohd Muddassir Quamar's article on Saudi monarch appointing son Muhammad bin Salman as crown prince, titled ‘The succession gamble in Saudi Arabia’ was published in ‘The Week’ on June 30, 2017.

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      June 30, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohd Muddassir Quamar's article on Saudi monarch's royal decree, deposing the incumbent crown prince, Muhammad bin Nayef, from all his positions, titled 'A New Crown Prince For Saudi Arabia' was published by the Air World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on June 26, 2017.

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      June 26, 2017
      IDSA News
    • The real test for Bin-Salman would be to manage the three-pronged challenge of keeping royal unity intact, expediting economic reforms and ensuring regional stability.

      June 23, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • The decision to target Qatar clearly indicates that the region is now divided into two camps and that the Arab Gulf countries are in no mood to accept neutral players.

      June 08, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohd Muddassir Quamar’s commentary on GCC-Qatar Rift, titled ‘GCC-Qatar Rift Widens Schisms in West Asia’ was published by Air World Service, an external services division of All India Radio, on June 7, 2017.

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      June 07, 2017
      IDSA News
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