Pieter Friedrich


Pieter is a US-based independent journalist and author specializing in analysis of current and historical affairs in South Asia, with a particular focus on the issue of India’s Hindu nationalist movement and its influence on sociopolitical events in America.

“Friedrich is the only independent investigative journalist in the US to doggedly track every American politician and political event with connections to the transnational networks of the militant Hindu outfit, the RSS.” 
— Dr. Sruti Bala
“Pieter’s work is meticulously researched, dogged, and consistently sheds light on the connection between neoliberalism, white supremacy, Hindutva, and violence.” 
— Suchitra Vijayan, Esq.
“Friedrich’s work in cautioning the West against this [Hindu nationalist] threat is pioneering and remarkable.”
— Dr. John Dayal

About Pieter

Pieter engages with human rights issues arising from various forms of nationalism and supremacism, such as state-sponsored atrocities, foreign interference, and transnational repression. With his cover article in India’s Caravan magazine, he was the first journalist to begin systematically exposing the global networks of the Hindu nationalist movement.

His articles have appeared in AntiWar.com, Caravan, The Indian Panorama, Mondoweiss, The Quint, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, The Wire, and elsewhere. He is the author of four books and several booklets, some of which are translated into Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and more.

He has been cited in The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Reader, Deutsche Welle, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, French Radio InternationaleThe Intercept, Middle East Eye, ThePrint, San Jose Insider, Slate, and elsewhere. He has been featured in Christianity Today, The Washington Post, and an Arte documentary

He has spoken alongside and/or been cited by parliamentarians from Australia, Germany, and the UK. He has lectured at many universities, including Columbia University, James Madison University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UNC Charlotte, and more. A staunch advocate for religious liberty and interfaith cooperation, he has spoken at mosques, gurdwaras, churches, and viharas. He is a regular speaker at events on US Capitol Hill.

He serves on the board of the Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America. He is also the recipient of the 2023 Appreciation Award from the National Association of Asian Indian Christians.

Born in California, he has lived at length in both Europe and Asia. He enjoys reading, hiking, museums, and spending time with family and friends. He is a member of the Orthodox Church in America.

Contact him at pieterjfriedrich [at] gmail [dot] com.