Power changed hands and Pakistan remains stable. To keep it that way, world leaders should do three things to support the new leadership.
In our quickly-changing international landscape, maintaining stability and security worldwide has become more important than ever.
Since Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it has become crystal clear that the unfortunate conflict could have, and should have, been prevented. Foreign policy experts and elected officials have no trouble explaining- in retrospect- what went wrong and how the international community failed Ukraine.
Hindsight is a beautiful thing, and useful- if world leaders use it to take the types of diplomatic and economic actions which could support stability elsewhere. Some proactive economic and diplomatic measures are painless, unimpeachable and beneficial for all parties.
The Ukraine will not be the last test faced by Western leaders.
Considering Ukraine, the recent news that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from his post by a no-confidence vote was met with somewhat less than enthusiasm by the global community.
In fact, this change is the best thing that could have happened in many ways. It does not betide instability in Pakistan; quite the opposite.
This unexpected transition of power is an excellent sign that the future of Pakistan’s young democracy is one of prosperity and peace.
Power changed hands and Pakistan remains stable. No martial law was imposed. The nation’s military and judiciary branches did not get involved in the removal of the former PM, which was a purely political conflict.
That it has been resolved politically and peaceably, rather than through military or judiciary action, bodes extremely well for Pakistan, its new PM, and the whole region.
But if the U.S. and other world powers want Pakistan to remain stable, three actions would help immediately.
Invite Pakistan’s New Prime Minister to Address a Joint Session of Congress
President Biden, U.S. lawmakers from both parties, and E.U. leaders need to develop a strong…