Centre for Strategic Studies

March 13, 2020

Two Presidents and Taliban: Afghan’s Road to Peace Harder than War? | CPPR Global High Tea

The US-Taliban deal signed on February 29 was touted as Washington’s effort to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan. However, the road to peace for Afghanistan seems harder than war. The deal legitimsed Taliban even as the future for […]
March 4, 2020

‘Civilisational State, Governance and Grand Strategy of Aspirational Powers: A Perspective of India’ by Dr Lawrence Prabhakar Williams

Dr Lawrence Prabhakar Williams, Author, Researcher & Professor of International Relations & Strategic Studies and Advisor to the CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) delivered a talk on ‘Civilisational State, Governance and Grand Strategy of Aspirational Powers: A Perspective of […]
March 4, 2020

Event Report: CPPR Talk Series by Dr Lawrence Prabhakar Williams

Dr Lawrence Prabhakar Williams,Author, Researcher & Professor of International Relations & Strategic Studies and Advisor to the CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) delivered a talk on ‘Civilisational State, Governance and Grand Strategy of Aspirational Powers: A Perspective of India’, […]
February 28, 2020

CPPR Talk Series: US Presidential Elections 2020

As part of the CPPR talk series, the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) organised an in-house talk on February 24, 2020 on “US Presidential Elections 2020” by Dr Michael Warren Sonnleitner, Fulbright-Nehru scholar, with a doctorate in Political Science from […]
February 28, 2020

Coronavirus: A Threat to Geopolitics and Global Economy

The international system is a sphere of anarchy where self-help, security dilemma and conflict are the order of the day. However, with the complex interdependence as a result of globalization, crises, events or the outbreak of a deadly virus in […]
February 22, 2020

India’s Defence Production: Decades of Lost Opportunities (Part–2)

This part of the article looks at the current arms import-export scenario in India to identify the major thrust areas. It also sheds light on the initiatives taken by the Government of India to create a conducive environment for defence […]
February 12, 2020

India’s Defence Production: Decades of Lost Opportunities (Part – 1)

This part of the article, written by Cdr Jaikrishnan Nair, looks at various challenges faced by the defence manufacturing sector in India and the lost opportunities during the past few decades. Introduction Defence production in India has been sub-optimal for […]
February 11, 2020

European Parliament Resolution on Citizenship (Amendment) Act

The article looks at the events that led to the European Parliament deferring a vote on the resolution critical of India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). It also discusses how India’s political and diplomatic interventions in various European capitals managed to […]
February 10, 2020

US–Iran Conflict: A ‘Pandora’s Box’

With the assassination of Iran’s top military general by the Americans, the possibility of escalation in Iran-US tensions looms large. The uncertainty over how things will turn around has led to apprehensions of possible involvement of Israel, Saudi Arabia and […]
February 3, 2020

World economic Forum 2020: Relevance and its contribution to the world | CPPR Global High Tea

Will the world economic forum shed its elitist garb and deliver meaningful change? Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate talks about World Economic forum 2020 and its contribution to the world so far.
January 29, 2020

Afghan Peace Process Conundrum PART-II

Following the US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, a window of opportunity appears to have opened for a myriad of state actors to intervene in the Afghan Peace Process in the past several months. This […]
January 23, 2020

Xi’s Myanmar Visit: Implications for Regional Politics

Sharing diplomatic ties since 1950, the relationship between China and Myanmar has seen rapid breakthroughs during the 1980s and thereafter. Xi’s visit to Myanmar at the time of a global economic slowdown has many implications for the region and the […]
January 23, 2020

Afghan Peace Process Conundrum- Part 1

Following the preliminary election results coupled with the US decision to withdraw its troop from Afghanistan, the country remains in a political turmoil. This part of the article assesses whether the subsequent events in war-torn Afghanistan will result in a […]
January 22, 2020

India’s Act East Policy Post RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has gained a lot of attention because of various ongoing trade wars around the world. The agreement can even bolster ties among the participating nations. So, does India’s withdrawal from the RCEP affect its […]
January 20, 2020

Brexit: Nowhere or Now Here?

As the United Kingdom prepares itself to leave the European Union, certain hurdles await. The UK needs to maintain friendly relations with the EU and enhance its global position amidst the internal tensions. This article explores the complexities that will […]

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