Dr. Salma Malik is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies,Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. She specializes in the areas of Conflict and Security Studies, and South Asian Affairs. She is an alumnus of the Uppsala University, Sweden, the Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies APCSS, Hawaii and Visiting Research Fellow, Sandia National Labs, New Mexico, USA. Besides being a member of IISS London, she is part of various for a such as the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Consortium Of South Asian Think Tanks, Social Sciences Research Council, WISCOMP and WDN-USA.
Prior to joining QAU, she worked as a Research Officer at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan from June 1996 to August 1999. Her publications include an edited volume, “Pakistan’s Security Problems and Challenges in the Next Decade,” (October 2015). RCSS Policy Studies titled “Small Arms and the Security Debate in South Asia,” USIP co-authored study on “Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan,” besides articles in research journals, book chapters and monthly columns.
She has also been on the Visiting Faculty list of the Intelligence Bureau Directorate, National Institute for Management, Foreign Services Academy and has rendered lectures as a guest speaker at the National Defence University, Islamabad, PAF Air War College, Karachi, Naval War College, as well as Command & Staff College, Quetta, NUST and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. In terms of educational qualifications, she holds PhD in Defence & Strategic Studies, from the QAU, besides fellowships and certifications from abroad.