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

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. 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. 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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