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Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek is a South Asia expert with the Poland-Asia Research Centre.

Krzysztof Iwanek writes for The Diplomat’s Asia Life section.
He is the chair of the Asia Research Centre at the National Defence University at Warsaw and a South Asia expert with the Poland-Asia Research Centre (Centrum Studiów Polska-Azja, www.polska-azja.pl). From 2014 to 2016 Krzysztof taught Hindi at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea. He holds two MA degrees: in History and in South Asian Studies, and a PhD in Cultural Studies.
His main area of interest is contemporary Indian politics and political ideologies.  He has also co-authored a book titled Indie. Od kolonii do mocarstwa. 1857-2013 (“India. From a Colony to a Power. 1857-2013″) with Adam Burakowski.
He tweets at @Chris_Iwanek
Posts by Krzysztof Iwanek
January 01, 2020

Does India Gain Anything From the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Any benefits from the SCO are cancelled out by the presence of China and Pakistan.

December 12, 2019

What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for India’s Ruling Party?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Is the Bharatiya Janata Party not as invulnerable as once thought?
December 05, 2019

Saving India‘s Intellectual History Will Require a Massive Effort

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Some of India’s historical sources are in dire need of preservation.

December 02, 2019

2 Books Showcase How to Write on India (Or Any Other Country)

By Krzysztof Iwanek
It is easy to turn the subjects of stories into objects. These two books on India are excellent examples on how to avoid this.

November 19, 2019

No, Pakistan’s Gwadar Port Is Not a Chinese Naval Base (Just Yet)

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Pakistani navy is entrenching itself in Gwadar but there is no evidence of the Chinese forces’ presence yet.

November 11, 2019

The Russo-Indian AK-203 Venture: A Case Study in Defense Pragmatism?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What does India’s decision to enter into a massive rifle production joint venture with Russia say about its priorities?
November 04, 2019

Butter Chicken Sushi: A Mixing of Tradition and Innovation in Indian Cuisine

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Indian cuisine should be accepted the way it is and the way it is changing. Yesterday’s cuisine is today’s traditional food.

October 29, 2019

How India’s Aircraft Carriers Tell the Story of Its Diplomatic History

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s five aircraft carriers through time may represent the four stages of its evolving foreign policy.

October 07, 2019

Capitalizing on India’s Eco-friendly Culinary Traditions

By Krzysztof Iwanek
To be fashionably modern, all that Indian cuisine has to do is be itself.

October 07, 2019

Himalayas Leveled: How China-Nepal Relations Have Defied Geopolitics

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Despite its geography, Nepal no longer belongs to India’s sphere of influence.

October 01, 2019

Will India’s Hindu Nationalists Play the ‘Tibet Card’ Against China?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Or will the Tibet card remain buried in the deck?
September 20, 2019

The Deafening Silence of Pakistani Jihadists and Radicals on China's Uyghurs

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The position of radical groups on Xinjiang shows which ones are closer to the establishment.

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