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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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    • Strategic Analysis
    • 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
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary 'Year that was for West Asia' was broadcast by the External Service Division of All India Radio (AIR) on January 03, 2022.

      The commentary underlines the major developments in Indo-West Asian relations in 2021 and highlights the significance of the Gulf and West Asia region for India's foreign relations.

      January 03, 2022
      IDSA News
    • The increased diplomatic activity in the Middle East (West Asia) with regional leaders engaging each other at various levels and forums, in spite of the continued regional power competition, ideological misgivings and threat perceptions, is a pleasing as well as a puzzling development. For India, this is an opportunity to enhance its diplomatic and economic engagements with the regional countries.

      November 22, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s Op-Ed article ‘Israel-UAE bonhomie and the changing dynamics in the Middle East’ was published on the Financial Express website on November 22, 2021.

      The article discusses the growing Israel-UAE partnerships in a wide range of issues and underline that this signals that the two countries are emerging as the primary regional allies of the United States and are at the forefront of the changing regional dynamics creating new opportunities for partnership with emerging global powers including India.

      November 22, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary ‘India and the Shifting Regional Landscape in West Asia’ was published in Financial Express Online on October 19, 2021.

      Dr. Quamar discusses the significance of the quadrilateral meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India, Israel, UAE and the US during the ongoing visit of EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar to Israel.

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      October 19, 2021
      IDSA News
    • The Baghdad Conference is significant for a variety of reasons including Iraq’s attempt to emerge as a regional mediator and reduce tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the one hand, and Turkey and Egypt–UAE, on the other. However, at the core of it, the event was aimed at reviving Iraq’s economic and political fortunes.

      October 05, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s commentary ‘New Vistas in Indo-Saudi Ties’ was broadcast by All India Radio (AIR) External Service Division on September 21, 2021.

      The commentary underlines the significance of Saudi FM Prince Faisal Bin Farhan's recent visit to India towards overcoming the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 in bilateral commercial relations between India and Saudi Arabia.

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      September 21, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s chapter ‘The ‘Islamic State' and Threats to India's National Security’ has been published in an edited volume ‘Facets of India's Security: Essays for C. Uday Bhaskar’, edited by Prof. P. R. Kumaraswamy and published by Routledge, London.

      September 21, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar’s Op-ed piece on ‘Prospects for India-Saudi Cooperation on Afghanistan’ has been published by Financial Express Online, on September 20, 2021.

      The piece underlines the commonality of threat perceptions between India and Saudi Arabia vis-a-vis the revival of the Taliban regime. It argues that the two sides should work together for regional security and stability.

      September 20, 2021
      IDSA News
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