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.

    India-Turkey Relations: Frozen in Time?

    India-Turkey relations are expected to gradually move in a positive direction based on new found interests and some common grounds.

    May 12, 2017

    Turkish Referendum: Will it lead to Autocratic Rule?

    The post-referendum changes in Turkey will have far reaching implications not only for the form of government but also for the long-term future of the republic and adversely affect democratic consolidation.

    April 20, 2017

    Will Khan Sheikhoun Reshape the War in Syria?

    The Syrian decision to use chemical weapons on civilian targets in Khan Sheikhoun in an effort to seek control of the last rebel held territory of Idlib and the US reaction have created a new dynamics in the Syrian crisis.

    April 07, 2017

    India - UAE Relations: New Dimension to Strategic Partnership

    As India seeks to enhance economic engagement and deepen security cooperation with the Gulf, it finds a willing partner in the UAE.

    February 17, 2017

    Is Turkey Heading Towards a Presidential System?

    The Turkish republic stands at a crucial juncture today. The latest constitutional amendment will change Turkey’s 94-year old parliamentary system of government. As the constitutional amendment bill awaits referendum, serious questions arise about the direction in which Turkey is heading.

    February 03, 2017

    Elections in Kuwait: Will it lead to Political Instability?

    The November elections in Kuwait have thrown up some intriguing scenarios. Having won nearly half the seats, if the opposition groups decide to unite under one banner and insist on taking on the government, the possibility of a fresh stalemate in the country cannot be ruled out.

    December 06, 2016

    Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Conundrum: No End in Sight

    Riyadh’s military intervention has neither forced the Houthis to the negotiating table nor has it restored the Hadi government in Sa’naa.

    November 09, 2016

    Is Turkey’s insistence on a military role in Mosul a strategic miscalculation?

    Turkey’s insistence on a role for itself risks escalating the already fraught sectarian situation in Iraq, undermining Iraqi sovereignty and not yielding any significant military or political gains for itself.

    October 28, 2016

    Saudi-Israeli Rendezvous: Does it indicate a Policy Change?

    Saudi-Israeli Rendezvous: Does it indicate a Policy Change?

    It is early days to speculate on the likely outcome and possible trajectory in Saudi-Israeli engagement, but Eshki’s visit has so far been the clearest indication of Saudi willingness to engage with the Jewish state.

    July 29, 2016

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