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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
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.

March 28, 2022

In Trade, China Has a Sharp Edge Over India, and Sharp Things Can Be Weaponized

By Krzysztof Iwanek
It is not an Indian boycott of Chinese goods that would be a real challenge for New Delhi, but Beijing’s blocking of exports to India.

March 02, 2022

The West Shouldn’t Push India to Condemn Russia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Instead of lecturing India, the West should take India’s interests seriously and make better offers to New Delhi than Moscow does.
December 31, 2021

No Dragons in the Title Please: A Survey of Indian Scholarship on Indo-Chinese Relations

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The long tradition of scholarship on Indo-Chinese relations is finally encountering growing interest in the subject.

December 23, 2021

Power is Power: What’s India’s Problem with Chinese Equipment in its Power Plants?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India is not completely dependent on Chinese technologies in its power plants, but New Delhi wants to further decrease what reliance does exist.

December 06, 2021

Japan Steps in to Support India Against China in South Asia

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Quad may still be a mist-covered structure but Indo-Japanese cooperation against China is becoming more concrete.

November 30, 2021

Equality or Fraternity? Challenges of India’s New Constituency Delimitation

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s constituency delimitation process will be torn between the ideals of equal representation and protecting minority groups.

October 25, 2021

India’s Main Opposition Party Suffers a Crisis in Punjab

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Internal bickering within the Indian National Congress will likely lead to the party losing one of the few states it rules.
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.

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