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Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek is a South Asia expert and the head of the Asia Research Centre (War Studies University, Poland)

Krzysztof Iwanek writes for The Diplomat’s Pulse and Asia Life sections. He is the chair of the Asia Research Centre at the War Studies University in Warsaw and a South Asia expert. 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 08, 2020

India’s Ruling National Democratic Alliance Is No Longer Quite ‘National’

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s ruling party, the BJP, has hardly any alliances worth the name left – but it may manage without it.

October 01, 2020

INDIA: Inspecting New Delhi’s Initiative Acronyms

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The current Indian government likes to name its policies with clever acronyms. 
September 30, 2020

Judged by the Cover: Remembering the Controversy Around Jaswant Singh’s Book on Jinnah

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2009 scandal around “Jinnah. India-Partition-Independence” shows how history remains crucial for India’s ruling party.

September 25, 2020

Jaishankar’s Six Needles: Indian Foreign Policy ‘The India Way’

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What does a new book from India’s minister of external affairs tell us of his vision of foreign policy?

September 01, 2020

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The BJP supplies 55 percent of lawmakers in the federal Parliament but just 31.6 percent in state legislatures.

August 17, 2020

Who Tells the Stories of India’s Countryside?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A majority of Indians live in villages. There are websites that allow us to have a glimpse of their life.
August 10, 2020

Why Did Pakistan Lay Claim to the Indian Territory of Junagadh? 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Junagadh issue had once been used to raise points in the Kashmir dispute. But this is no longer of significance.

August 03, 2020

What Do Indian Parliamentary Reports Tell Us About Infrastructure Buildup on the China Border?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s construction of strategic roads next to China remains behind schedule and slowed down by administrative issues.

August 03, 2020

Will the Galwan Valley Clash Influence India’s Domestic Politics?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
If Bihar is any indication, India’s political scene will not be affected by the recent tensions with China.

July 31, 2020

India’s New Education Policy: Streams Merge Into a River 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The merging of the arts, commerce, and science streams in Indian schools is a good decision.

June 30, 2020

Galwanized Mood: How India’s Hindu Nationalists Have Reacted to the India-China Crisis

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The RSS’ mouthpieces spoke of Beijing in belligerent words, but did not admit failures or formally suggest any new policies to counter China.
June 23, 2020

No, the ‘Self-Reliant India Campaign’ Is Not About Protectionism

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The campaign is a mixture of an anti-crisis packet and a continuation of liberalization measures.

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