ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Conflict

Wars, Geopolitical Transitions and Paradigm Shifts

The geopolitical transition away from unipolarity is hastened by theatres of conflict in West Asia, Russia–Ukraine, and Indo-Pacific and their impact. Significant changes in the international power structures constructed after World War II are discernible and the global South is playing a significant role in this transition.

Israel’s Impunity, Continued Occupation and Palestinian Resistance

The recent Israeli aggression in Gaza Strip has drawn the world’s attention to the plight of Palestinians once again. The fact that Palestine has remained under occupation for decades, despite the claims of triumph of democracy and human rights, has exposed the nexus between imperialism and global narratives woven with the aid of popular media. The same media is, yet again, trying to twist the facts to vilify the victims of occupation and their resistance against it. Such attempts need to be countered by putting the Palestine–Israel question in a proper historical perspective.

 

Protected Areas, Forest Rights, and the Pandemic

The complex nature of contestation between the forest department and the local communities (that is, Van Gujjars) in the Rajaji National Park is explored, with special reference to the recent violent ­attacks by the forest department officials on Van Gujjars. An analysis of the intricate aspects related to the claims of both the Van Gujjars and the forest department underlines that the existence of legal pluralism in forest governance creates a situation of legal indeterminacy, which has been used by the forest department to overlook and violate the demands of local communities.