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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
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.

September 06, 2019

Fully Invested: India Remains the China-led AIIB’s Biggest Borrower

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The case of AIIB shows that India wants to keep its economic engagement with China separate from their political tussles.

September 03, 2019

Revising Warsaw-New Delhi Ties After Indian the Foreign Minister’s Visit to Poland

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s economic ties with Poland are not very strong, but relations have potential.
August 26, 2019

What Can Nepal’s Pokhara Teach India’s Tourism Industry?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Developing "tourist streets" could go a long way in boosting India's tourism industry.

August 01, 2019

No, India Isn’t a ‘Major Non-NATO Ally’ of the United States

By Krzysztof Iwanek
It’s important to get the terminology right in the U.S.-India defense relationship.

July 05, 2019

The End of India’s Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s main opposition party could actually benefit from removing the Nehru-Gandhi family from its helm.

July 03, 2019

The Poll: An Indian Board Game Reflects Indian Society and Politics

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What does a board game tell us about today’s India? (A lot, actually.)

June 12, 2019

Will India’s Hindu Nationalists Prevent the Privatization of Air India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The second Modi government may have to contest economic policy with the preferences of India’s ardent nationalists.
June 10, 2019

Suketu Mehta’s Manifesto: This Land is Our Land

By Krzysztof Iwanek
This Land is Our Land is a defense of people’s right to migrate and a strong critique of Trump’s migration policies.

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