Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik has been designated as the premier Director of the newly established China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) from April 4, 2017. Prior to his new assignment, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow on China, Japan, and Asia-Pacific at the ISSI. He earned his Doctorate from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (1998), and M.A. from the International University of Japan (国際大学), Niigata, Japan (1989). He had been Fellow of the Korea Foundation at the Economic Institute of Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (1998) and Fellow of the Japan Foundation in Tokyo (2010-11). He authored two books, Pakistan-Japan Relations: Continuity and Change in Economic Relations and Security Interests (London & New York: Routledge, 2008) and Directory of Think Tanks: A Guide to Research Organizations in Social Sciences in Pakistan (Islamabad: Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, 2015). His forthcoming book title is The China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor CPEC): A Grand Leap Forward to be published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Beijing. He regularly writes op-eds for newspapers and magazines (The Nation (Islamabad), Pakistan Today (Islamabad), Daily Times (Lahore), The Diplomat (Tokyo), and The Diplomatic Insight (Islamabad) on East Asian affairs. He is also the Executive Editor of the online newspaper, World Tribune Pakistan (Islamabad). He contributed a number of research papers in academic journals and wrote several monographs in the wider perspective of political economy and edited a number of books including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Gamer Changer (Islamabad: Institute of Strategic Studies, 2016). He had been Head of Department of International Relations at Preston University, Islamabad, during 2011-2013. Previously, he also worked for the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) as Research Fellow on Japan and East Asia affairs during 2005-10. He also worked as Economic Analyst/Adviser for the Korean multinational company, Daewoo, in Pakistan and carried out mega commercial projects, inter-alia, the M-2 Motorway project, Daewoo Express Bus, and Daewoo City Bus in Lahore as its pioneer.