Lt Kol Mohd Zaini bin Salleh
National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Lt Col Mohd Zaini Salleh is the Head, Department of Strategic Studies at Faculty of Defence Studies and Management in the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM). In that position, he is responsible for managing the conduct and coordination of teaching, research, develop new programme particularly related to the field of strategic, defence and security studies at university and MINDEF (Ministry of Defence) levels. Presently, he has also appointed as a research felo for the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS), NDUM, one of the panel members of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) in the Defence and Strategic Studies since 2011, and involved actively in the Network of Asean Defence and Security Institutions (NADI) programme since 2010. Previously in 2008-2009, Lt Col Mohd Zaini worked as a Strategic Research Officer at the Defence Planning Division, Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Headquarters, MINDEF, which responsible for MAF secretariat in dealing with national and international affairs under Malaysian Defence Cooperation Programme (MDCP) such as FPDA, BITACG, US-Malaysia Talks etc. Prior to that, he had gone through 18 year’s experiencing military service in the Malaysian Armed Forces and holds various key appointments at units, training institutions and formations levels. He has a Diploma in Strategic and Defence Studies and a Bachelor Degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Malaya, and a Masters Degree in Analysis Policy and Security Studies from the National University of Malaysia. He is also awarded as a scholar for UK MOD since 2008 once completed the course of Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context (MDWSC) at Cranfield University and Defence Academy, United Kingdom. He is also Alumni of SEAS (Symposium on East Asia Security), US-PACOM. Presently he is pursuing doctorate studies by focusing on the issues of the Southern Thailand conflict. He is married with one kid and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Modern World History, Major Powers in Asia and Regional Security, Strategic Thought, Security and Globalisation, Modern World History, Strategic Thought, Law of Arms Conflict.