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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
August 29, 2022

India Sees China at Sea: On Sarangi’s ‘Maritime Corridors in the Indo-Pacific’

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Subhasish Sarangi’s book will serve as a good primer on India’s attempts to counter China in the Indian Ocean.

August 01, 2022

The Importance of India-Pakistan Cross-LoC Trade

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The barter trade across the disputed border “helped in creating a peace constituency and connecting the divided families of Jammu and Kashmir through economic engagement.”
June 27, 2022

Indian Experts Want New Delhi to Buy Fewer Arms From Russia (and Everyone Else, Too)

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine strengthened many Indian experts’ views on the need for self-reliance in defense production.

May 31, 2022

The Quad: All About China, or a Bit of Something Else?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Will expanding Quad’s agenda strengthen the position of the grouping, or weaken its cohesion?

April 21, 2022

Don’t Single Ukraine Out For Selling Military Hardware to Pakistan

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Just as it is in India’s national interest to keep good relations with both Russia and West, it was in Ukraine’s to sell arms to both India and Pakistan.

April 13, 2022

Imran Khan’s US Conspiracy Theory: A Close Examination

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Khan has not provided any evidence that Americans toppled his government; meanwhile, the Pakistan opposition has been agitating for a no-confidence vote for months.
April 01, 2022

Government Change in Islamabad Will Not Derail China-Pakistan Relations

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Chinese projects in Pakistan are too strong to be uprooted by the possible fall of Imran Khan’s government.

March 29, 2022

The Great Debate Over India’s Neutrality in the Ukraine War

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Commentators are split into critics, who stress both interests and values, and defenders, who focus only on interests.

March 28, 2022

In Trade, China Has a Sharp Edge Over India, and Sharp Things Can Be Weaponized

By Krzysztof Iwanek
It is not an Indian boycott of Chinese goods that would be a real challenge for New Delhi, but Beijing’s blocking of exports to India.

March 02, 2022

The West Shouldn’t Push India to Condemn Russia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Instead of lecturing India, the West should take India’s interests seriously and make better offers to New Delhi than Moscow does.

December 31, 2021

No Dragons in the Title Please: A Survey of Indian Scholarship on Indo-Chinese Relations

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The long tradition of scholarship on Indo-Chinese relations is finally encountering growing interest in the subject.
December 23, 2021

Power is Power: What’s India’s Problem with Chinese Equipment in its Power Plants?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India is not completely dependent on Chinese technologies in its power plants, but New Delhi wants to further decrease what reliance does exist.

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