Dr Nitza-Makowska at ISA conference
Last week our research fellow Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska participated in the Montreal in the International Studies Association (ISA). Her presentation ‘india and the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor’ exposed the dynamics between the two 'all-weather friends' China and Pakistan, and their main regional adversary India. Specifically, it focused on the implications of the Belt and Road Initiative pilot project, which is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, for India's ambition to go global. She sees that by appealing to most South Asian states (except India and Bhutan), these connectivity projects undermine India's regional and global leadership capabilities, which are core components of the Indian state's desired identity.