The Pakistani Army and Post-Election Scenarios with speakers Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, Shuja Nawaz, and moderator Ashley J. Tellis. Part 2 of 2.
Carnegie Senior Associate Ashley J. Tellis explored the Pakistani military's possible reactions to various post-election scenarios in Pakistan with Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa from the University of Pennsylvania, and Pakistani journalist and author Shuja Nawaz at an event at the Carnegie Endowment on February 13- Carnegie Endowment For International Peace
Shuja Nawaz is a political and strategic analyst, an expert in publishing and communications strategies, training, and an experienced editor, who has helped international organizations and firms improve their operations and better disseminate their messages. He has also advised governments in Asia and Africa.
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa Agha is an independent security analyst and strategic affairs columnist of Pakistan. Dr Siddiqa has been a civil servant for 11 years during which she was asked to work as the Director of Naval Research with Pakistan Navy making her the first civilian and a woman to work at that position in Pakistan's defense establishment. She is also a Ford Fellow and was the 'Pakistan Scholar' at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at Washington, DC for 2004-05.
Ashley J. Tellis
Ashley J. Tellis is Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. He was recently on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as Senior Adviser to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, during which time he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India.
Previously he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as Senior Adviser to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia.
Prior to his government service, Dr. Tellis was Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation and Professor of Policy Analysis at the RAND Graduate School. He is the author of India's Emerging Nuclear Posture (2001) and co-author of Interpreting China's Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future (2000). He is also Research Director of the Strategic Asia program at NBR and co-editor of Strategic Asia 2006-07: Trade, Interdependence, and Security, Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty and Strategic Asia 2004-05: Confronting Terrorism in the Pursuit of Power. His academic publications have appeared in many edited volumes and journals.