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
Foreign policy, defense policy, and the lion’s share of the national budget remain in the army’s hands, giving it major sway over politics.
And the winner in today’s elections in Pakistan is...the army. Forget, for a moment, which party will win the most seats in the National Assembly. And who is the leader of that party. Such details just provide color. The elections look to be a victory for the military. But whether the army’s success will produce stability and, if so, for how long, is another question...