Centre for Strategic Studies

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 […]
January 14, 2020

Rafale Aircraft—the Untold Story—Part III

‘Rafale Aircraft: Untold Story–Part III’, written by Cdr Jayakrishnan N Nair (Retd), elaborates on the avionic embedded systems on board the fighter aircraft. Cdr Jayakrishnan N Nair (Retd) The exchange of vital information across dedicated captive network would facilitate tactical decision […]
January 13, 2020

Emerging Political Dynamics in Asia-Pacific

Gazi Hassan and Mona Thakkar Major Players and Geopolitics The Asia-Pacific region is at the centre of global geopolitics with major powers competing for influence and control. Chinese assertiveness and expansionism is growing in the region, particularly in South China […]
January 11, 2020

Higher Defence—Reforms and Creation of the Post of CDS

The article looks into various factors that led to the creation of the post of CDS and how it will affect the strategic transformation of our Armed forces and augment India’s internal security architecture.  The Higher Defence Structure and Organisation […]
January 9, 2020

India’s Approach to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

In the recent meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena and Narendra Modi, both the leaders agreed on the need for greater efforts to facilitate the “safe return of Rohingya refugees”. This declaration came even after the UN fact-finding mission […]
January 8, 2020

The Assassination of Qasem Soleimani: Possible Ramification | CPPR Global High Tea

In this edition of CPPR Global High Tea, Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies, talks about US-Iran tensions post-General Soleimani’s assassination its implications for the region. He also talks about the nature of conflict if it escalates […]
January 6, 2020

Future of Arabian Gulf Security amidst New Naval Coalitions

This article written by Dr Vijay Sakhuja, Honorary Distinguished Fellow of CPPR looks at the evolving naval coalitions for the Arabian Gulf waters and the future of Gulf security dynamics. Three multi-nation naval coalitions are being constituted for the Arabian […]
December 31, 2019

The need for Chief of Defence Staff and unified command

Outgoing Army chief General Bipin Rawat was appointed as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).He will head India’s first unified command. CPPR Senior Fellow @KV Thomas was part of the panel on Right Side Programme in News 18 today […]
December 26, 2019

Rafale Aircraft–the Untold Story–Part II

Rafale Aircraft: Untold Story–Part II’, written by Cdr Jayakrishnan N Nair (Retd), is the second article in the three-part series In an air combat mission, the man behind the machine matters the most. Wg Cdr Abinandan Varthman VrC, the ace […]
December 20, 2019

Stemming the tide: India’s geopolitical future in IOR

When it comes to the geopolitics and control over the seas, Alfred Thayer Mahan—the renowned geopolitical and naval strategist—comes to mind. His theory of control over the sea—a determinant of global predominance—is very much relevant today. In 19th century, British […]
December 19, 2019

Rafale Aircraft—the Untold Story: Part I

Rafale Aircraft: Untold Story–Part I’, written by Cdr Jayakrishnan N Nair (Retd), is first in the three-part series that discusses various characteristics of the aircraft and gives readers an opportunity to know more about this war machine. Introduction ‘Rafale Aircraft’ […]
December 11, 2019

Afghan Peace Process: Geo Politics and India’s Approach | CPPR Global High Tea |

We are back with another episode of CPPR Global High Tea. US – Taliban peace talks are back on track. China and Russia are eagerly engaging Taliban. In such a situation does clinging on to a “wait and watch attitude” […]
December 6, 2019

The Politics of NRC and its Pan-Indian Dimensions

The issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which still continues as a Gordian knot in Assam, is gradually getting pan-Indian dimensions with the recent announcement of Union Home Minister Amit Shah that NRC would be carried out across […]
December 4, 2019

A second Arab Spring brewing?

What has been happening in Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria and Sudan for the past one and half months is nothing short of Arab Spring 2.0 in the making. Who would have thought that the spark left unquenched a decade earlier will […]

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