South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute


due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled

Thu, September 27, 2007 | CANCELLED

3:30 PM

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. Dr. Siddiqa is also an author, and her books include, Pakistan's Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy (Palgrave Press, 2001). Her recent book, Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy <1>, was released in April 2007. She has also written commissioned papers on small arms and light weapons proliferation, problems of governance and India-Pakistan relations. Moreover, she has contributed to various international journals like the Journal for Defence and Peace Economics, Jane's Defence Weekly and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Dr Ayesha Siddiqa in London for book launch at IISS on 13th june 2007 she said in her talk that she is not a politician and she has written a academic piece of work. she also mentioned that she used Pakistan as a case study. She also mentioned that this book is not a political thriller,it is carrying broarder issue of civil military relationship in Pakistan.

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