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Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek is a South Asia expert.

Krzysztof Iwanek writes for The Diplomat’s Pulse and Asia Life sections. He is a South Asia expert and was the chair of the Asia Research Centre at the War Studies University in Warsaw. 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
June 06, 2024

Under Modi 3.0, India Will Retain Its Foreign Policy Course

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The incumbent BJP’s electoral victory was weaker than expected, but that won’t affect New Delhi’s foreign policy.

June 01, 2024

Many Separate BRICS, No Single Wall: India and an Expanding BRICS

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Much more than a new acronym, the BRICS grouping lacks a common denominator.
May 01, 2024

India and Pakistan’s New Shadow Rivalry

By Krzysztof Iwanek
When Pakistan is more active in building relations with a certain Muslim-majority country, India engages more with that country’s rival. 

March 04, 2024

India’s Firm Foreign Policy or Indian Firms’ Foreign Policy?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
When it comes to the balance of power between the government and large firms, India is going the U.S. way.

November 01, 2023

A True Middle Kingdom: Why Is India’s Foreign Policy So Stable?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Indian opposition is unlikely to change New Delhi’s approach to Russia if it comes to power.

August 04, 2023

Can INDIA Win in India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
While much has been said about the name of a new opposition alliance in India, what matters are its growing ranks.
June 30, 2023

India’s Success Is Based on the Strength of Its Private Sector and Massive Workforce

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What connects vaccine diplomacy to the Russian crude oil issue? Private Indian firms.

May 12, 2023

Is the Crisis in Pakistan Good for India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The current crisis in Pakistan may turn out to be a challenge for New Delhi after all.

April 25, 2023

Does China-Russia Cooperation Hurt India’s National Interests?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India may have its own relations with Russia, but Moscow and Beijing’s closeness is a growing problem for New Delhi.

March 28, 2023

Why India Can’t Stop Russia’s Growing Cooperation with China

By Krzysztof Iwanek
New Delhi will retain its partnership with Moscow, not to keep Russia away from China but despite Russia’s growing proximity to Beijing.

February 04, 2023

Why Even in a Crisis India May Not Block Maritime Trade With China

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The same sea lanes that China depends on serve India’s friends and partners as well.
January 03, 2023

A Constant Game of Outmaneuvering: New Indian Texts on the Relevance of ‘Arthashastra’

By Krzysztof Iwanek
“Arthashastra” shows how governance can be described through non-Western notions and that certain rules of politics are eternal.

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