Salman Ahmed

Salman Ahmed

Salman Ahmed is an American-based Pakistani serving as foreign policy and national security advisor and was designated as ‘Director of Policy Planning’ in Biden’s administration. He remained as a senior fellow at C.E.I.P. (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).

He supervised research and headed a task force committed to making the U.S.A.’s foreign policy beneficial for the middle-class. He managed international security issues on behalf of U.N.U.N., the U.S.U.S. State Department, and the White House. This article has all the details about him, including Salman Ahmed Biography.

              Title              Description
Name:Salman Ahmed
Nationality:Pakistani and American
Residence:Washington DC
Education:Masters in International Relations
Alma Mater:Cambridge University
Known For:A policy Planning Director selected by Joe Biden
Profession:Foreign Policy Advisor
Proceeded By:Peter Berkowitz
Social Media Handle:Salman Ahmed

Salman Ahmed Biography

Salman Ahmed Biography

Salman is a Pakistani national residing in America and has a glorious career in various foreign positions. He is the 2nd Pakistani to be designated in Biden’s administration after Ali Zaidi was named climate advisor. Salman also had a successful academic career.

He worked as a research scholar and visiting professor at Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and gave lectures on post-conflict reformation and peace-keeping topics. Being a competent personality, he worked as senior director for a strategic-planning on N.S.C. (National Security Council) and a special assistant to President at the White House.

He contributed his services to U.N.U.N. at various positions, including chief-of-staff for Head of United Nations Peace-Keeping Operations, secretary of a Panel on United Nations Peace Operations, co-drafter of the report of United Nations Secretary-General. 

Education of Salman

He did Masters in International Relations from Cambridge University and a B.Sc. degree in economics from Stern School of Business. 


Academic Career

Before joining U.S.U.S. State Department, he worked as a research scholar and visiting professor at Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and lectured on graduate-level curriculum on post-conflict reformation and peace-keeping. 

Worked in National Security Council

He worked as strategic planning head in the National Security Council of Barrack Obama. Under his visionary leadership, Strategic Planning Division (SDP) prepared N.S.S. (National Security Strategy) for 2015 and prompted 1st-class internal deliberations on durable trends framing the strategic environment.

He collaborated with N.S.C. (National Security Council) colleagues on policy development and approaches on an extended range of affairs from countering already accepted Islamic-State to national security and technology. 

Services as chief-of-staff

Before that, he contributed his services to chief-of-staff of the United States Mission to U.N.U.N. and also served as a policy advisor to the United States Permanent-Representative to the United Nations. 

Supervised Security Issues

For the past 25-years, he has overseen complicated international security issues on the behest of the U.S.U.S. State Department, White House, and United Nations. 

A supporter of Kerry’s Negotiations

From 2003 to 2006, he directly supported John Kerry’s arbitration (then state secretary) with Russia on the issue of Stria. He co-chaired Intl Ceasefire Task-Force (CTF) in Geneva. 

Selected by Joe Biden

In Jan 2020, the newly elected U.S.A. President Joe Biden selected another America-based Pakistani in his administration. He has been included in the foreign policy crew of Biden as policy planning director.  

Senior Fellow at C.E.I.P. 

He has served as a senior-fellow in Geo Economics & Strategy Program at C.E.I.P. in Washington, D.CD.C. He led a task force to examine whether the United States’ role abroad affects American Middle-Class financially. The task force worked in collaboration with O.S.U. (Ohio State University) on the case-study of Ohio.  

Social Media Handles

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