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.
Articles & Testimony
The military elite who decide much of Pakistan's foreign policy view Afghan stabilization efforts as a strategic opportunity for arch rival India to encircle them.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to walk into the Oval Office this morning for a meeting with President Trump. Also expected to be there is Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of the Pakistan Army. Protocol may demand that President Trump speaks principally to Khan, but the most important person on the Pakistan side will be Gen. Bajwa. Historically, Pakistani prime ministers govern but it is the country’s military-bureaucratic elite that rules...