Mustafa Malik, host of the blog Islam and the West, is a journalist, researcher and writer, based in Washington, D.C.
Malik has worked as a journalist for the Hartford Courant, Washington Times and Glasgow Herald newspapers, and as a research fellow for the University of Chicago Middle East Center, German Marshall Fund and American Friends Service Committee.
He writes mostly about the U.S. foreign policy, relations between Muslim societies and the West, Muslim resurgence and Islamic renewal, liberalism, post-materialism and the evolving political institutions in the Middle East. Over the decades his writings have been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal and Constitution and many other Western, Middle Eastern and South Asian publications.
Malik's journalistic career was interrupted by a series of diplomatic assignments from the Pakistan government at the United Nation and in a number of European and Middle Eastern countries.
He also served as speechwriter and press secretary for the late Pakistani Prime Minister Nurul Amin.
Malik was born in India and lives in the Washington suburbs.