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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 03, 2020

What Do Indian Parliamentary Reports Tell Us About Infrastructure Buildup on the China Border?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s construction of strategic roads next to China remains behind schedule and slowed down by administrative issues.

August 03, 2020

Will the Galwan Valley Clash Influence India’s Domestic Politics?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
If Bihar is any indication, India’s political scene will not be affected by the recent tensions with China.
July 31, 2020

India’s New Education Policy: Streams Merge Into a River 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The merging of the arts, commerce, and science streams in Indian schools is a good decision.

June 30, 2020

Galwanized Mood: How India’s Hindu Nationalists Have Reacted to the India-China Crisis

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The RSS’ mouthpieces spoke of Beijing in belligerent words, but did not admit failures or formally suggest any new policies to counter China.

June 23, 2020

No, the ‘Self-Reliant India Campaign’ Is Not About Protectionism

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The campaign is a mixture of an anti-crisis packet and a continuation of liberalization measures.

June 08, 2020

Why Did Pakistan’s Prime Minister Promote a Turkish TV Show?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Market values and Islamic values: Ertuğrul is a hero that exclaims "Ya Allah" before vanquishing his enemies.
June 02, 2020

Did the Controversial Citizenship Amendment Act Affect India’s International Position?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s new citizenship law was criticized in various countries, but did it lead to cancelled deals or sanctions?

May 18, 2020

Union Against Unity: Labor Law Suspension Drives Rift Between India’s Government and Labor Unions

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Why is India’s ruling party’s own trade union protesting against the government’s policies?

May 04, 2020

A Goodbye to Bollywood’s Irrfan Khan: A Master Actor That Was Not a Showman

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Irrfan Khan was extraordinary precisely because he managed to stay ordinary.

April 30, 2020

India E-ditions: Where Can You Read Books on India Online for Free?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
There are enough free online books about India to keep you busy until the end of the pandemic.

April 27, 2020

Which Indian Opposition Politician Has the Best Chance of Defeating Narendra Modi?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s main opposition party today lacks a leader who could challenge Narendra Modi. Who would stand a better chance?
April 15, 2020

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Are India’s Newest Union Territories. What Does That Mean in Practice?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
In August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir lost its autonomous status. How much power has it retained?

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