Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets then US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 22, 2019. Trump offered to help resolve India and Pakistan's long-running conflict over the territory of Kashmir during the meeting. Photo: Bloomberg Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets then US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 22, 2019. Trump offered to help resolve India and Pakistan's long-running conflict over the territory of Kashmir during the meeting. Photo: Bloomberg
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets then US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 22, 2019. Trump offered to help resolve India and Pakistan's long-running conflict over the territory of Kashmir during the meeting. Photo: Bloomberg
Gulshan Rafiq
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Gulshan Rafiq

Pakistan is hoping for Biden to reset relations. Will he stop the US policy drift towards India?

  • Pakistan is looking for a positive change under Biden and hopes he will, unlike Trump, address its concerns on regional instability and India’s revisionist policies
  • The Pakistan-US relationship, long dominated by strategic concerns, can be more productive if they work on larger goals such as climate change, health care, education and infrastructure development

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets then US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 22, 2019. Trump offered to help resolve India and Pakistan's long-running conflict over the territory of Kashmir during the meeting. Photo: Bloomberg Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets then US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 22, 2019. Trump offered to help resolve India and Pakistan's long-running conflict over the territory of Kashmir during the meeting. Photo: Bloomberg
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets then US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 22, 2019. Trump offered to help resolve India and Pakistan's long-running conflict over the territory of Kashmir during the meeting. Photo: Bloomberg
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Gulshan Rafiq

Gulshan Rafiq

Gulshan Rafiq is a research associate at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI). She holds an MSc and MPhil degree in defence and strategic studies from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Her research areas cover contemporary international affairs, traditional security threats and nuclear nonproliferation issues.