The Diplomat  |  Author

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
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.
December 01, 2022

Will India Be Affected by Delays of Arms Imports From Russia?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s decision to ban imports of certain military products at this time is not necessarily a huge mistake.

October 04, 2022

On Clay Feet: Political Bonhomie Won’t Save India-Russia Trade

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The future of Indo-Russian trade depends on the advancement of their economies, not political divides.

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.

Page 1 of 17