Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa Agha did her doctorate from King''s College London in 1996 and has worked on issues varying from military technology, defense decision-making, nuclear deterrence, arms procurement, arms production to civil-military relations in South asia.
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 also worked as a Deputy Director in audit Defence Services Lahore Cantt
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 was released in april 2007.