Zeeshan Salahuddin is the Director of Strategy, Programs, and Communications at the Center for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan. His research focuses on security studies, particularly religious and political extremism in Pakistan, and how this crisscrosses with human rights. Aside from driving The Center’s research portfolio, he is also responsible for operations, planning, and execution of the CRSS project portfolio. Every year, he pens The NAP Tracker, a comprehensive audit of Pakistan's National Action Plan to counter terrorism and extremism. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Writing, as well as a master’s degree in Corporate Communications and Strategic Management from Ithaca College, New York in the United States. Previously, he has worked in the electronic broadcasting media industry. He occasionally writes for The Daily Times, The Express Tribune, the World Policy Journal Blog, and Foreign Policy.