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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 12, 2021

Dawn of Nationalism: An Indian Novel’s Vision of History

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Tarzi’s “The Break of Dawn” is a yet another instance of a building modern Indian patriotism on the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.

October 01, 2021

Sputnik Over Delhi: Production of Russian Vaccine Kicks Off in India

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s COVID-19 vaccine production reflects its critical global position. The country is manufacturing its own, plus European, American, and Russian, vaccines.
September 01, 2021

India Poised to Lose Influence in Afghanistan

By Krzysztof Iwanek
With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, much of the fruits of New Delhi’s two-decades of aid will be beyond its influence. 

August 17, 2021

The Taliban’s Careful Cheerleaders: Pakistan’s Statements on the Fall of Kabul

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Islamabad has always secretly supported the Taliban. Now it is laying the ground to do so openly.

August 02, 2021

Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2022 elections in UP may indicate whether the BJP’s popularity has been dented in any way by the pandemic.

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.

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