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  • Md. Muddassir Quamar

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

    Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar is Associate Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He holds a Ph.D. in Middle East studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has wider interest in domestic politics and foreign policy of Turkey and Saudi Arabia, politics and societies in the Arabian Gulf, political Islam, Middle East strategic affairs and India’s relations with the Middle East. Dr. Quamar is the author of Education System in Saudi Arabia: Of Change and Reforms (2021)and co-author India's Saudi Policy: Bridge to the Future (2019). His monograph Erdogan’s Turkey: Politics, Populism and Democratisation Dilemmas was published by MP-IDSA in July 2020. In addition to contributing numerous chapters for edited volumes, he has co-edited several books focussing on contemporary developments in the Middle East. Besides, over a dozen of his research papers have appeared in reputed international journals including Asian Affairs, Global Affairs, Strategic Analysis, India Quarterly, Contemporary Arab Affairs, Journal of Arabian Studies, Digest of Middle East Studies and Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He regularly contributes opinion articles and commentaries on contemporary developments in the Middle East for Indian and international blogs and websites. 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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    • Tunisia faces serious socio-economic, political and security challenges. There is a degree of political disarray on top of a serious economic problem aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A decade after Arab Spring, Tunisia is once again at a crossroads, and its future depends on the ability of Tunisians to find a way out of the crisis, without compromising on the democratic gains made since 2011.

      Africa Trends
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s commentary ‘Expanding Indo-Saudi Strategic Partnership’ was published by Financial Express on 10 September 2022.

      The commentary sheds light on India-Saudi Arabia relations with growing cooperation in multiple fields and areas especially in the economic and security sectors.

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      September 10, 2022
      IDSA News
    • The I2U2 is a promising initiative with immense potential for cross-regional cooperation.

      September 05, 2022
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s short essay ‘India@75: Moments of Reflection’ has been published in the special issue of Raksha Anirveda titled ‘India@75 marking the 76th Independence Day’, on 14 August 2022.

      The essay focuses on the evolution of India's strategic relations with the world noting the achievements in the 75 years since independence as well as the changing strategic environment in the 21st century, and the challenges and opportunities it offers.

      August 14, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’ Op-Ed piece ‘Biden's Middle East Visit Restore Confidence among Allies’ has been published in ‘The Daily Guardian’ on 08 August 2022.

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      August 08, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s op-ed column ‘Biden's Dilemmas in the Middle East’ has been published in Financial Express on 04 July 2022.

      July 04, 2022
      IDSA News
    • The change in Turkey’s foreign policy approach in West Asia underlines a desire on part of Ankara to eschew confrontationist politics.

      June 14, 2022
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary ‘Growing India-Saudi Naval Cooperation’ was broadcast by the External Service Division of All India Radio on 12 May 2022.

      The commentary underlined the recent visit of Indian Naval and Coast Guard ships to Jeddah for exchange of training and discussions with the Royal Saudi Navy within the context of the strengthening of the India-Saudi defence and security cooperation.

      May 12, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s Issue Brief ‘India and the Persian Gulf: Bilateralism, Regional Security and the China Factor’ has been published by Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden.

      May 11, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s chapter ‘Demography, Governance and Reforms in Saudi Arabia: An Assessment of the Vision 2030’ has been published as part of the book ‘Youth Bloom in GCC’ (Knowledge World, New Delhi), edited by Dr. Sameena Hameed.

      May 09, 2022
      IDSA News
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