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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 chapters on Jordan's relations with Saudi Arabia and life and times of King Hussein have been published in the Palgrave Handbook on Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The handbook was published by Palgrave Macmillan recently and is edited by Prof. P.R. Kumaraswamy.

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      January 14, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on US-Iran Hostilities has been published in Raksha Anirveda on January 14, 2020.

      Commander of the elite Quds Force of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), General Qassem Soleimani’s killing marks the beginning of a new phase of a direct but limited conflict between the US and Iran, writes Dr. Quamar.

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      January 14, 2020
      IDSA News
    • The situation in Persian Gulf has been on the boil with several tit-for-tat actions raising the chances of a direct confrontation. However, Iran will be cautious in choosing an all-out war given its vulnerabilities against the US military might.

      January 13, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Oman relations, titled ‘India and Oman Strengthen Strategic Ties’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on December 26, 2019.

      December 26, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on Iraq, titled ‘Iraq at the Crossroads’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on December 05, 2019.

      The article analyses the Iraqi youth’s protests against corruption, unemployment and Iranian and American meddling in domestic politics.

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      December 05, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on India’s relations with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, titled ‘India’s pivot to Saudi Arabia, UAE reflected in growing multi-faceted cooperation’, has been published in the South Asia Monitor on November 30, 2019.

      The qualitative improvement in India’s relations with the UAE and Saudi Arabia is reflected not only in the growing political and diplomatic engagements but also in the growing economic and security cooperation, writes Dr. Quamar.

      November 30, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on the emerging prospects for India-Saudi Arabia defence relations, titled ‘Defence: A new dimension of strategic ties’ has been published in November 1, 2019, issue of India Review & Analysis.

      November 01, 2019
      IDSA News
    • 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
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