New podcast: Krittika Uniyal on the Belt and Road Initiative
Krittika’s Ph.D. research - "Challenging the Status Quo: Critical Geopolitics of the Belt and Road Initiative through the Trans-Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region" - examines the initiative in China’s current foreign policy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Nepal. She argues that culture and value systems play an essential part in determining the behaviour of a nation-state in the international system. Her research borrows extensively from the non-Western IR theories emerging specifically from China and largely from the Global South. In contributing to this, her research examines the discourses of critique and justification concerning Nepal’s participation in China’s BRI.
Listen to the podcast here.