Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
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Things to watch going forward include Islamabad’s relationship with traditional cash source Saudi Arabia and its geopolitical posture toward Iran and Afghanistan.
For two days this week, the 220 million population of the nuclear-armed Islamic republic did not have a prime minister. The national assembly removed Imran Khan, the one-time international cricketer-turned-politician, via a no-confidence vote early Sunday. The assembly met again on Monday and voted in his successor, the opposition politician Shahbaz Sharif, but there could be challenges or delays rather than a smooth transition. Whatever the outcome, the geopolitics of Pakistan will have changed...