By Anushka Gupta
In India, an incredibly diverse nation consisting of thousands of communities that have various differing cultures and beliefs, the possible existence of an unusual practice does not seem astonishing. However observing the structure of the Indian society from an ancient time, the existence of a hierarchy between the two genders has always been explicit. In the northeast state of Meghalaya as well as the Minicoy island of Lakshadweep, the Khasi tribe and Muslims have apparently tried to pave a different path.
By Zohra Abdullah and Gauri Kundalia
The end of the Second World War saw the rise of two superpowers- The United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic. This was followed by a series of provocations, tension, competition and the rise of an ideological battle. This period was known as the Cold War. The two superpowers were backed by their respective allies and the world witnessed Bipolarity. The collapse of the Soviet Union saw the dominance of the United States in world politics. However, this paper follows the argument that Bipolarity never died down and merely subsided and has now re-emerged from the margins as a ‘Neo-Cold War’. The two powers- US and Russia, as a successor of the USSR are struggling to carve out roles for themselves, manifestations of which can be seen in Crimea or the Syrian conflict. Continue reading “Is a Neo- Cold War Preventing a Resolution to the Syrian Conflict?”
By Mansoor Saadat
April 16, 2017
The end of 2014 brought Afghanistan to a crossroad, as the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) withdraw their combat forces from Afghanistan. The presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan played a significant role in its economy that plummet with the sudden decline of military spending. In 2011, the United States government adopted the New Silk Road initiative which aims at developing Afghanistan’s economy by developing energy, trade and infrastructure projects. It aims to improve regional trade between Central and South Asia – through the Afghanistan land-bridge – and thus allow for greater economic integration, peace and prosperity in the Afghan region.
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By Prachi Bhuckal,
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The Political Science Department of Lady Shri Ram College for Women organised a guest lecture on 16th February 2017 and attempted to enhance the global political and social knowledge and sense of its student body. Dr. Siddharth Mallavarapu, Associate Professor & Chairperson the Department of International Relations at South Asian University, rendered an illuminating session on “International Relations and the Global South: Carving an Identity”. Mr. Mallavarapu holds eminent contributions in the area of International Relations, its theories, disciplinary histories and the pedagogies of International Relations in the Global South.