Centre for Strategic Studies

The CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) aims to identify the strategic significance of India from a global perspective, and the role it plays in world affairs. The shifts in foreign policy with an emphasis on hard and soft power linkages will be the thrust areas of the centre. The centre will probe the implications of increasing global inter-dependence and foreign relations on India.

CSS envisages to come up with recommendations to ameliorate the discourse on strategic issues to enhance India’s global presence. This will be done with a qualitative analysis of past, present and potential strategies for developing relevant policy documents.

Advisors

Hormis Tharakan

Hormis Tharakan, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Kerala cadre (1968 batch), was Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's external intelligence agency, from February 1, 2005 to January 31, 2007. He is the former Director General of the Kerala Police. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor to Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University.

Dr W Lawrence S Prabhakar

Dr. Lawrence Prabhakar Williams is Author, Researcher & Professor, International Relations & Strategic Studies, Formerly with the Department of Political Science, Madras Christian College. His books are Growth of Naval Power in the Indian Ocean Region: Dynamics and Transformation (2016), The Maritime Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific: Maritime Doctrines and Nuclear Weapons At Sea (2006), Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean Region: Critical Issues of Debate (2008).

His research fellowships have been at IDSS & RSIS Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2004-07); The Fulbright Fellowship at University of Michigan Ann Arbor (1996); Policy Research Fellowships at The Henry Stimson Center, Washington DC (2001) & Center for Naval Analysis ,USA (2001).

Other research assignments have been with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC; Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii (2003); Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra (2007); Near East South Asia Center-National Defense University, Washington DC 2009-2012; Consultant, Net Assessment Directorate, IDS, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi (2001-04). Adjunct Professor & PhD Supervisor Naval War College, INS Mandovi; China Studies Centre, IIT-Madras

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November 21, 2020

Afghanistan’s Stability Hinges on Regional Consensus on Peace Process

The article gives a brief introduction about the Afghan peace talks held in Doha and the resultant Intra-Afghan dialogue and the agreement over withdrawal of the US troops by April 2021. It also discusses the potential obstacles to peace due to […]
November 18, 2020

Winds of Change: Pakistan’s Play with Fire

Pakistan’s democratic institutions have been historically intertwined with its military. With the recent political unrest, inflation and economic crisis, Pakistan is witnessing a milestone in its history as a democratic republic. Political rivals have now become allies to rescue democracy […]
November 9, 2020

A Study of Artificial Islands

Artificial island construction is a phenomenon that is seen on a rising scale in modern times. This paper evaluates the reasons for the construction of artificial islands along with stating the various dimensions of the impact they pose including economic, […]
November 2, 2020

US Presidential Election 2020: Charting the Future of US-India Ties

CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies organized Webinar on the topic ‘US Presidential Election 2020: Charting the Future of US-India Ties’ on October 22, 2020.
November 2, 2020

US Presidential Election 2020: Charting the Future of US-India Ties

Date & Time: October 22, 2020 at 6.30 pm Webinar: US Presidential Election 2020: Charting the Future of US-India Ties Proceedings Report About the Event: The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a webinar on ‘US Presidential Election 2020: […]
November 2, 2020

CPPR Webinar on ‘US Presidential Election 2020: Charting the Future of US-India Ties’

CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies organized Webinar on the topic ‘US Presidential Election 2020: Charting the Future of US-India Ties’ on October 22, 2020. The Speakers for the discussion was Richard M. Rossow Richard M. Rossow holds Wadhwani Chair in U.S. […]
October 29, 2020

North Korean Nuclear Ambitions: A Study

North Korea is a peculiar example of a rogue state in a global system which does not thrive on mutual respect and rule of law. A country governed by its own regressive laws does not uphold the notions of internationalism. This paper […]
October 27, 2020

Foreign Contributions: Myth, Realities and Challenges

Analysing the various aspects of the FCRA Act, its procedures, enforcement mechanisms and challenges faced by the enforcement agencies, the article underlines the need for effective enforcement of the Act in letter and spirit so that foreign contributions are not […]
October 19, 2020

India and Sri Lanka: Changing Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Ocean Region is one of the most strategically important areas for trade, security and diplomacy. When it comes to the economic importance of the Indian Ocean, approximately 30% of world trade is handled in the ports of the […]

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