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 W Lawrence S Prabhakar is currently Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Madras Christian College, Chennai, India. Dr Prabhakar was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy Degree for his thesis “Strategic Thought in India Since 1971” from the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Madras, Chennai, India. He specialises in academic and policy research on the following areas: Nuclear Missile issues in Southern Asia; Maritime Security issues in the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific Region, Grand Strategy of China and India-United States Strategic Relations; Grand Strategy of India.


See The Posts

October 24, 2016

“Political Economy – a divisive issue in 2016 U.S Election Campaign”: Dr. Josukutty C.A

Dr. Josukutty C.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kerala discusses the key issues and themes that played a major role in shaping the 2016 election campaign at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by […]
October 24, 2016

“Who could be the best U.S President for India and Indian Americans”: Vinson X Palathingal

Vinson Xavier Palathingal, Executive Director, Indo-American Center, Washington DC. talks on 2016 U.S Presidential Election over skype at the International Conference on US Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies.
October 24, 2016

“Who will carry forward the foreign policy legacy of Obama?” Dr. Uma Purushothaman

Dr. Uma Purushothaman, Assistant Professor, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod; talks about Obama’s foreign policy diplomacy at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies.
October 24, 2016

“2016 U.S Election campaign characterized by un-American elements”: Prof KC Abraham

Prof K.C Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR talks about the key issues and themes that played a major role in shaping the 2016 election campaign at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies.
October 21, 2016

US Presidential Election– The Indian Prospects (Part 1)

  By Vinson Xavier Palathingal* The United States is heading to the polls on November 8 to elect its 45th President. As it is universally settled by now, the options American people have this time around are very limited. Both […]
October 19, 2016

Donald Trump on a Slippery Road– Part II

Donald Trump has deepened his political trench with the exposure of the 2005 video tapes, revealing his promiscuity with women. With the mainstream media in hot pursuit of his blood, his party leaders led by influential Congressman Paul Ryanare deserting […]
October 12, 2016

“Indo-U.S relations has had its share of ups & downs”: Mr. T.P Sreenivasan

Mr. T.P. Sreenivasan, Former Ambassador of India; discusses the 2016 U.S Presidential Elections and the Indian Prospects, at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies.
October 11, 2016

When India (and Pakistan) stopped a nuclear disarmament crusade at the world court

By Harisankar K. Sathyapalan* On October 5, a judicial endeavor by a small Pacific island to mould a nuclear-zero world by holding the atomic-armed states for their alleged violations of international law came to naught at the International Court of […]
October 7, 2016

A post-American West Asia? Not yet

By Stanly Johny* Seven an a half years ago, while addressing a crowd of 3,000 people in the general hall of the Cairo University, President Barack Obama offered a ‘new beginning” to the Islamic world, sought to overcome “years of […]