Naeem Salik has a PhD in Political Science & International Relations from University of Western Australia, an M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from Aberystwyth University, UK and a B.Sc (Hons) War Studies from Balochistan University. He is currently working as a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Strategic Studies, Islamabad. He is a former Director Arms Control & Disarmament Affairs at the Strategic Plans Division. Salik has taught at the Quaid-i-Azam University and National Defense University at Islamabad. He has been a visiting fellow at the Stimson Center, Stanford University, Brookings Institution and SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. His publications include Genesis of South Asian Nuclear Deterrence, Oxford University Press, 2009, Learning to Live the Bomb, Oxford University Press, 2017, Nuclear Pakistan – Seeking Security and Stability (edited), University of Lahore Press, 2018 and India’s Habituation With the Bomb (Edited), Oxford University Press, 2019. He has also written several Monographs, book chapters and 36 research articles.