Mustafa Malik

Mustafa Malik, the host of the blog Islam and the West, is a journalist, writer and blogger, based in Washington. He writes mostly about U.S. foreign policy, Muslim politics and cultures, liberalism, neoliberalism, terrorism, and Islamic resurgence and renewal.

Over the years Malik’s writings have been publishedMustafa Malik in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Atlanta Constitution, Miami Herald and other American newspapers and journals and in a host of Middle Eastern and South Asian publications.

He has conducted field research in the United States, Western Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and the Indian subcontinent as a fellow of the University of Chicago Middle East Center, German Marshall Fund and American Friends Service Committee.

Malik continually gives lectures and media interviews on American foreign policy policy and Islamic and international affairs and has served as a panelist at seminars in the United States, Europe, Pakistan and India.

He worked 16 years as a reporter, editor, columnist and London bureau chief for the Hartford Courant, Washington Times, Glasgow Herald and Pakistan Observer newspapers; and as the editor of then Bengali-language newsmagazine Nao-Belal, published in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

He also served as speechwriter for the late Pakistani Prime Minister Nurul Amin and carried out diplomatic assignments from the Pakistani government at the United Nations and in a number of European and the Middle Eastern countries.

Malik was born in India and lives in the Washington suburbs.

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