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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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    • 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
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s op-ed piece ‘The Ukraine crisis and the middle east’ has been published in Financial Express Online, on 16 March 2022.

      March 16, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Turkey is facing serious challenges in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Its response to the conflict could have far-reaching implications for its struggling economy, damaged relations with the US and EU, its complex partnership with Russia, and for the regional security architecture in the Black Sea.

      March 14, 2022
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article ‘The US deployment in the UAE and gulf security’ has been published in Financial Express on 07 February 2022.

      For India, the news about the US decision to shore up UAE’s defense should come as a relief. India has vital interests in the Gulf region and has strong bilateral relations with the UAE as well as the US, says Dr. Quamar.

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      February 07, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s paper on ‘Islamic Movement in Israel’ has been published by Spring Reference Work on ‘The Palgrave International Handbook on Israel’ on 01 February 2022.

      The paper discusses the origin, evolution and current status of the Islamic Movement in Israel underlining the division within the group and ideological adaptability shown by the pragmatist members.

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      February 01, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article ‘Drone attacks in UAE underline widening Yemen conflict’ has been published in Financial Express on 20 January, 2022.

      January 20, 2022
      IDSA News
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    • Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s edited book ‘Politics of Change in Middle East and North Africa since Arab Spring: A Lost Decade?’ has been published by Knowledge World, in association with the Middle East Institute, New Delhi.

      The volume commemorates the ten years of the eruption of Arab Spring protests. It captures some of the prevailing political, economic, strategic, and social issues in MENA through thematic or country-specific essays that explore the ongoing transformations and underline how despite the hopelessness, the MENA societies have made progress on various fronts

      January 04, 2022
      IDSA News
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