Ashley Tellis is a foremost expert in the fields of non-proliferation, South Asian strategic issues and U.S. Foreign Policy. Dr. Tellis is currently a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has served as the senior advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India. Prior to his position at the Carnegie Endowment, he was commissioned into the U.S. Foreign Service, where he served as senior advisor to the ambassador at the U.S. embassy in New Delhi. Dr. Tellis is the author and co-author of several books, and has contributed greatly to many annual volumes and journals. Dr. Tellis holds a BA and MA from the University of Bombay ad received a second MA and his PhD from the University of Chicago.