Dr. Mohan Malik is Professor in Strategic Studies at the UAE National Defense College, and Non-Resident Fellow at the NESA Center for Strategic Studies, Wash. DC. Prior to joining the UAE National Defence College, he was Professor in Asian Security at the U.S. Defense Department’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Director of Defence Studies Program at Deakin University, Australia. He specializes in great power politics, maritime security and the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region. Professor Malik is the author and editor of several books, most recently Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), China and India: Great Power Rivals (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011), and Religious Radicalism and Security in South Asia (APCSS, 2004). Professor Malik has contributed numerous book chapters and published over 200 articles in research journals and his op-eds have appeared in Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Japan Times, The American Interest, The Diplomat, and YaleGlobal Online. Prof. Malik has contributed to several studies conducted for the U.S. Office of Net Assessments (DOD), and testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the Australian Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, and has done consultancy work for the Australian Department of Defence, the Science Applications International Corporation, Booze Allen Hamilton, and Jane’s Information Group.