Mustafa Malik, the host of the blog site Islam and the West, is a journalist and writer, is based in Washington. He writes mostly about U.S. foreign policy, Islamic movements, post-colonialism, the “crisis of liberalism” and the encounters and engagement between Islam and the West.
Over the years Malik’s writings have been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Miami Herlad and other American, Middle Eastern and South Asian newspapers and journals.
He worked nearly three decades as a reporter, editor, columnist and London bureau chief for the Hartford Courant, Washington Times, Glasgow Herald and Pakistan Observer newspapers and as a researcher for American think tanks.
Malik conducted fieldwork in Western Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent on American foreign policy options, evolution of political institutions in post-colonial societies, Islamism, terrorism and U.S. relations with Muslim countries. He conducted his research as a fellow of the University of Chicago Middle East Center, German Marshall Fund of the United States and American Friends Service Committee.
He continually gives lectures and media interviews on American politics and international affairs. He has served as a panelist at seminars and workshops in the United States, Europe, Turkey, Pakistan and India.