Md. Muddassir Quamar

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  • Md. Muddassir Quamar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Khashoggi Affair Unlikely to Affect US-Saudi Strategic Ties

    Two factors explain Washington’s lack of enthusiasm for sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi affair despite domestic and international pressure.

    October 23, 2018

    Election Results Consolidate Erdogan’s Power

    The election results for the parliamentary and presidential elections, held on June 24, 2018 have not thrown any surprises. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have emerged victorious with significant margins, even though Erdogan would have preferred a more thumping win. The elections that were due in November 2019 were preponed with the idea that Turkey needs a stable polity with a presidential system and that it cannot wait for another year and half to see the implementation of the shift from parliamentary to presidential system.

    India, Jerusalem, and Trump: Policy Transition and Ramifications

    October 04, 2018

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md. Muddassir Quamar’s article on India and USA’s stand on Jerusalem, titled ‘India, Jerusalem, and Trump: Policy Transition and Ramifications’ was published in the latest CLAWS journal.

    Changing global dynamics bring Riyadh, Delhi closer

    September 16, 2018

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on India-Saudi Arabia relations, titled ‘Changing global dynamics bring Riyadh, Delhi closer’ was published by India Review and Analyses on September 16, 2018.

    Modi’s assumption of power in May 2014 in New Delhi and the change of guard in Riyadh in January 2015 gave a new momentum to bilateral ties. With a distinct working style, the two leaderships developed a strong personal rapport and a better political understanding of each other’s concerns, writes the author.

    Idlib: A Catastrophe In The Making

    September 11, 2018

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Md Muddassir Quamar’s article on Idlib, titled ‘Idlib: A Catastrophe In The Making’ was published by the Air World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio on September 11, 2018.

    India has maintained a neutral stand on the Syrian conflict and advocates a policy of non-interference. New Delhi has condemned use of chemical weapons and has been worried about the proliferation of terrorist groups in that country, writes the author.

    AKP, the Arab Spring and the Unravelling of the Turkey ‘Model’

    The rise of the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP), its domestic and foreign policy successes and its early response to the Arab Spring made it popular in the Arab world. Many inside Turkey, the US and the Arab world saw the AKP as an Islamist party with a difference, that could be a ‘model’ for the Arab countries struggling with a democratic deficit.

    July 2018

    Turkey, Israel and the Region : Implications for India

    August 10, 2018

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohamed Muddassir Quamar’s article on India’s position in the Middle East, titled ‘Turkey, Israel and the Region: Implications for India’ was published in April-June 2018 edition of the journal of The United Service Institution of India (USI).

    US Sanctions On Iran: India’s Nuanced Stance

    August 09, 2018

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohd Muddassir Quamar’s commentary on US sanctions on Iran, titled ‘US Sanctions On Iran: India’s Nuanced Stance’ was published by the Air World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on August 09, 2018.

    The commentary analyses the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the re-imposition of sanctions on Iranian petroleum companies that has reopened the Iranian nuclear issue on the global stage.

    Trump and West Asia: Policy Departures and Geopolitical Implications

    July 12, 2018

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Mohd Muddassir Quamar’s commentary on shift in USA’s West Asia Policy, titled ‘Trump and West Asia: Policy Departures and Geopolitical Implications’ was published in India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, on July 12, 2018.

    The commentary analyses the shift in USA’s West Asia Policy under President Trump from the policies in practice during President Obama’s tenure.

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