Profile

You are here

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • 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).

    His publications include:

    Detailed CV

    Select Publications

    • Turkish President Erdoğan has made the issue of establishing a ‘safe zone’ inside Syria a domestic political issue, linked to national security. However, given the complexities of the Syrian crisis, the differences between the United States and Turkey over the expanse of the planned safe zone, and lack of Russian and Iranian support for the plan, the chances of establishing the safe zone appears bleak.

      October 11, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on relations between India and the Gulf countries, titled ‘Growing Indo-Gulf Defence and Future Prospects’ has been published in the Oct-Dec issue of Raksha Anirveda.

      October 11, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Mohd. Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Saudi Arabia relations, titled ‘India Intensifies Engagement with Saudi Arabia’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on October 04, 2019.

      October 04, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Saudi Arabia energy partnership, titled ‘The Energy Partnership Between India & Saudi Arabia Has Now Acquired A Strategic Component’ has been published by BW Defence.com on October 01, 2019.

      October 01, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on PM Modi’s UAE and Bahrain visit, titled ‘Prime Minister’s Visit To UAE And Bahrain Reinvigorates Bilateral Ties’ has been published in All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on August 26, 2019.

      The visit of the Prime Minister Modi will go a long way in further strengthening political, economic and security ties between India and the Gulf, especially with the UAE which has emerged as New Delhi’s foremost partner in West Asia in the last five years, writes Dr. Quamar.

      August 26, 2019
      IDSA News
    • 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
    Top