During her fellowship at IIAS, Gul-i-Hina has been engaged with the project New Silk Road under the guidance of Prof. Richard Griffiths and focused on understanding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). She has also been part of the joint research on Energy Programme Asia (EPA): The Political Economy of Belt & Road Initiative and its Reflections in collaboration with the Institute of World Politics and Economy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IWEP-CASS) directed by Prof. Mehdi Amineh, University of Amsterdam (UvA). Her research on Chinese Linkage and Leverage in Asia, and particularly, on the case of Pakistan contributes to the interdisciplinary research on the BRI. She has put forth a novel concept of Chinese Linkage in Asia to understand China’s engagement under BRI in her publication as part of the Twelfth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12) Conference Proceedings with the Amsterdam University Press. She has also contributed a book chapter on China-Pakistan: A Decade of Transformation in Diplomacy, 2010-2020 in an edited volume published by Routledge’s book titled Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Contemporary Developments and Dynamics.

Moreover, as an IIAS Fellow, she has been actively engaged in contributing in various capacities such as the IIAS Newsletter with a piece on Asia Studies in Pakistan, a webinar lecture on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: the case of Pakistan, and the Belt and Road podcast on the CPEC.

Recently, Gul-i-Hina has also been appointed as a Lecturer in the International Relations and International Organisation department, Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is involved in teaching courses on International Politics, Academic Skills, and Statistics among others as well as supervising MA students in placements and internships abroad.