Charles Wallace Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford

Dr Ayesha Siddiqa is an independent scholar currently working as the Charles Wallace Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She obtained a PhD in War Studies from King’s College, London and is author of two books on Pakistan’s military: Pakistan’s Arms Procurement and Military Build-up, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy, and Military Inc: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy. She was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Institute for Scholars, Washington, DC, a Ford Fellow at the Bonn International Centre for Conversion, and a Research Fellow at the CMC, Sandia National Laboratories, US. She has taught at University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins. Dr Siddiqa contributes extensively to international journals and her expertise includes civil military relations, defence economics and political Islam. She is currently working on a book on the sociology of militancy in Pakistan.