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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
November 01, 2023

A True Middle Kingdom: Why Is India’s Foreign Policy So Stable?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Indian opposition is unlikely to change New Delhi’s approach to Russia if it comes to power.

August 04, 2023

Can INDIA Win in India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
While much has been said about the name of a new opposition alliance in India, what matters are its growing ranks.
June 30, 2023

India’s Success Is Based on the Strength of Its Private Sector and Massive Workforce

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What connects vaccine diplomacy to the Russian crude oil issue? Private Indian firms.

May 12, 2023

Is the Crisis in Pakistan Good for India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The current crisis in Pakistan may turn out to be a challenge for New Delhi after all.

April 25, 2023

Does China-Russia Cooperation Hurt India’s National Interests?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India may have its own relations with Russia, but Moscow and Beijing’s closeness is a growing problem for New Delhi.

March 28, 2023

Why India Can’t Stop Russia’s Growing Cooperation with China

By Krzysztof Iwanek
New Delhi will retain its partnership with Moscow, not to keep Russia away from China but despite Russia’s growing proximity to Beijing.
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.”

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