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  • Md. Muddassir Quamar

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    muddassir.2005@gmail.com
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    +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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    • While India is likely to meet the shortfall in its crude oil imports, the Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran have the potential to either seriously damage India’s ties with Iran or hinder the strategic partnership with the United States.

      May 24, 2019
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Mohd. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary on Asia Cooperation Dialogue, titled ‘Asia Cooperation Dialogue: Promoting Partnership for Peace and Prosperity’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on May 05, 2019.

      May 05, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on Indo-Gulf relations, titled ‘A New Synergy in Indo-Gulf Relations’ was published by Science, Technology and Security Forum on April 20, 2019.

      India understands the significance of investments from the Gulf and seeks to expand defence cooperation with the key regional players. On the other hand, the Gulf countries appreciate India’s growing global stature and strong economic credentials, and hence seek proximity with New Delhi, reads the article.

      April 20, 2019
      IDSA News
    • The best option would be for India to continue to work with individual members of the OIC to establish friendly relations and deepen bilateral cooperation, and work to negate the machinations of Pakistan within the OIC.

      March 25, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Mohd. Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Saudi Arabia relations, titled ‘A New Trajectory in India–Saudi Relations’ was published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on March 12, 2019.

      March 12, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on the maiden visit of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to India, titled ‘India-Saudi Arabia Ties Set for Enhancement’ was published by Air World Service, an external services division of All India Radio (AIR) on February 22, 2019.

      The visit signifies a new dynamism in Indo-Saudi ties, writes the author.

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      February 22, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Saudi Arabia relations, titled ‘India and Saudi Arabia: A Growing Security and Defence Partnership’ was published by Diplomacy & Beyond, a journal of Foreign Policy and National Affairs, on February 19 2019.

      February 19, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s forthcoming visit to India, titled ‘Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s upcoming visit to India marks an upward trajectory in strategic partnership’ was published by Financial Express on February 14, 2019.

      Economic and social reforms have emerged as the focus area in Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, writes the author.

      February 14, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohd Muddassir Quamar’s article titled ‘US-Turkey and The Kurdish Question’ was published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on January 19, 2019.

      The article analyses US and Turkey’s collision course over the Kurds in northern Syria.

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      January 19, 2019
      IDSA News
    • In the light of Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Ankara has adopted a cautious approach towards the Syrian Kurds and has decided to take Moscow’s concerns into account before making any move in northern Syria.

      January 04, 2019
      IDSA Comments
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