Atul Bharadwaj

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  • Lt Cdr Atul Bharadwaj was a Research Fellow at IDSA. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune, he was commissioned in the executive branch of the Indian Navy
    in 1987. He has served on board various ships and establishments. He has published articles on defence matters and is presently working on ‘Globalisation and National

    Understanding the Globalisation Mind Game

    This paper is an attempt to understand the enigma that is globalisation. The paper relies on the global capitalism approach, which locates the dominant global forces in the structure of an ever-more globalising capitalism. It deals with the role of neo-liberal globalising forces in the field of global economics; global politics and the role of ideology of consumerism in transnational cultural ideological practices.

    July 2003

    International Criminal Court and the Question of Sovereignty

    Appalled by the increasing brutality and emboldened by the collapse of ideological barriers, international law now intends to cross the rubicon and reach out for criminals hiding behind the veil of sovereignty. It aims to sensitize the world against gross human rights violations through the threat of legal action. The rapid entry of the Rome Statute on July 1, 2002 heralds a new era in international politics. It opens new avenues for the international community to monitor human rights violations within states and bring the delinquent individuals to trial.

    January 2003