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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
July 01, 2021

Mingled Faiths, Separate Peoples: Pew Research Center’s New Survey of Indian Religious Communities

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The study confirms that a figurative marriage between religious concepts does not have to inspire literal marriages between religious groups.

June 28, 2021

Role Reversal: The Indian National Congress Should Build Its Own RSS

By Krzysztof Iwanek
To counter the ruling BJP, the Indian National Congress should take a page out of its book – and bolster its social engagement.
June 14, 2021

Amid Tensions With China, India Proceeding With AIIB-funded Projects

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Despite China’s major role in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the bank is a multilateral institution and thus New Delhi remains a deeply involved member.

June 03, 2021

How Can India Cooperate With NATO?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
In its relations with NATO, New Delhi will strive to eat the Chinese cake and keep the Russian one.

June 01, 2021

A European FTA With India Is Not a Counterweight to China

By Krzysztof Iwanek
There is currently no way for India to take China’s place in the European Union’s economic relations.

May 24, 2021

Don’t Write Off Indian Vaccine Diplomacy Yet

By Krzysztof Iwanek
An alliance between Western technology and Indian manufacturing capabilities may still be crucial to produce cheap vaccines for the world.
May 03, 2021

More Than News: Newsletters on Indian Politics Grow Under Lockdown

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A shortlist of the best newsletters on Indian politics.

April 30, 2021

How Can Foreigners Help India Breathe?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A massive wave of COVID-19 cases in India caused a dire need for medical oxygen equipment. Here are some ways you can help.

April 05, 2021

Putting the Serum Institute of India’s Success in Perspective

By Krzysztof Iwanek
AstraZeneca’s cooperation with the Serum Institute of India is a success for the Make in India campaign, but not necessarily the idea of a self-reliant India.

April 01, 2021

Growing Duality: Polish Opinions on China and Why They Matter

By Alicja Bachulska and Krzysztof Iwanek
A recent survey suggests that that Poles are becoming increasingly skeptical about China.

March 31, 2021

Is the Term ‘South Asia’ Correct?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
When should we use the word “India,” and when should we use “South Asia”?
March 08, 2021

How Can Less Powerful European States Enhance Their Relations With India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The less influential European countries need to work out “less strategic strategies.”

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