William Persing is a research assistant at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He received his BA in Russian Studies and economics from Bucknell University and a MA in Regional Studies: Russia, Eurasia, Eastern Europe from Columbia University’s Harriman Institute. At Columbia he specialized in energy security and legacies of Soviet centralized economic planning.
Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, announced, on September 5, the formation of a Cabinet Committee on Energy to address Pakistan’s growing energy demands (Dawn, September 5). Although Khan looks