Biography

I joined as a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Social, Political and Global Studies in 2021. Prior to joining Keele, I was a Research Fellow with the Political Settlements Research Programme at the University of Edinburgh. I obtained my PhD in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh in 2020. My primary research interests include peace processes, international interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states, rising powers engagement in the global governance of peace and security, and foreign policies of India and China.  I have conducted research in China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. Previously I have worked at London-based FIA Foundation, Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council in Edinburgh, and at The Asia Foundation in Nepal. I was a Fellow at New Delhi based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in 2012.

Publications

Journal articles

Commissioned reports

  1. Adhikari, M (2022) “Asian” Approaches to Peacebuilding?: Modalities, Convergences, and Differences in India, Japan and China’s Approach to Supporting Peace Processes (Global Transitions Series), Peace and Conflict Evidence Platform (Link- “Asian” Approaches to Peacebuilding?: Modalities, Convergences, and Differences in India, Japan and China’s Approach to Supporting Peace Processes (Global Transitions Series) | PeaceRep)

Datasets

Bell, Christine, Monalisa Adhikari, Sanja Badanjak, Juline Beaujouan, Margherita Distrotti, Tim Epple, Robert Forster, Robert Wilson, and Laura Wise (2020). PA-X Local Peace Agreements Database and Dataset, Version 1. www.peaceagreements.org/lsearch  March 25, 2020

Other Publications

Selected Publications

  • Adhikari M. 2022. "Negotiated Coexistence": Indian and Chinese Engagement in the Global Governance of Peacebuilding. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REVIEW, Article ARTN viac012, vol. 24(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Adhikari M. 2021. Peacebuilding with “Chinese Characteristics”? Insights from China's Engagement in Myanmar's Peace Process. International Studies Review, 1699-1726, vol. 23(4). link> doi> link>
  • Adhikari M. 2020. Breaking the Balance? The Impact of Peacekeeping Deployments on Civil-Military Relations. INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING, 369-394, vol. 27(3). link> doi>
  • Adhikari M. 2018. India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects. India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, 160-178, vol. 74(2). doi>
  • Adhikari M. 2014. Politics and Perceptions of Indian Aid to Nepal. Strategic Analysis, 325-340, vol. 38(3). doi>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Adhikari M. 2022. "Negotiated Coexistence": Indian and Chinese Engagement in the Global Governance of Peacebuilding. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REVIEW, Article ARTN viac012, vol. 24(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Adhikari M. 2021. Peacebuilding with “Chinese Characteristics”? Insights from China's Engagement in Myanmar's Peace Process. International Studies Review, 1699-1726, vol. 23(4). link> doi> link>
  • Adhikari M. 2020. Breaking the Balance? The Impact of Peacekeeping Deployments on Civil-Military Relations. INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING, 369-394, vol. 27(3). link> doi>
  • Adhikari M. 2018. India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects. India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, 160-178, vol. 74(2). doi>
  • Adhikari M. 2014. Politics and Perceptions of Indian Aid to Nepal. Strategic Analysis, 325-340, vol. 38(3). doi>

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