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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 in the Manohar Parrikar 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.His research 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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    • Under President Erdoğan, Ankara has become more ambitious and is using every opportunity to intervene in regional politics.

      June 22, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, MP-IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s co-authored chapter on ‘Saudi Arabia and the Millennium Development Goals’ has been published in the volume titled ‘Economics of G20: A World Scientific Reference’, edited by John Whalley and Manmohan Agarwal, and published by World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.

      May 01, 2020
      IDSA News
    • The political divisions and economic challenges facing the country have complicated the government’s response to the pandemic, putting the population at risk and threatening to undermine the popularity of President Erdogan.

      April 14, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Mohd. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary on Iraq, titled ‘Iraq In The Crossfire Between US And Iran’ has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on March 19, 2020.

      March 19, 2020
      IDSA News
    • 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
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