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

November 10, 2016

“A vote for Discontent”: Prof. KC Abraham; Mangalam, 10 November, 2016

“A vote for Discontent”: Prof. KC Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR; writes in Mangalam (Malayalam Newspaper) on the factors that resulted in the victory of Trump.
November 10, 2016

Discussing and Analysing the U.S. Presidential Election 2016

CPPR Team: Vinny Davis (Managing Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies), Abraham KC (Academic Director, CPPR) and D Dhanu Raj (Chairman, CPPR) was part of different news media channels on 8th and 9th November, 2016, discussing and analysing the US Presidential Election […]
November 9, 2016

Students predict win for Hillary; Times of India, 8 November, 2016

Sudha Nambudiri | TNN | Nov 8, 2016 KOCHI: Students in city colleges believe that Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton has a better chance to win the US presidential election. According to an opinion poll conducted by a Kochi-based Centre […]
November 5, 2016

“How U.S Elects it’s President”: Vinny Davis; Mangalam, 5 November,2016

Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies, writes in Mangalam (Malayalam Newspaper) “How U.S Elects it’s President” In the article she explains the phases in U.S Presidential election process- Primaries, Caucuses, and the General Election and highlights the role […]
November 5, 2016

“How U.S Elects it’s President”: Vinny Davis

Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies,explaining U.S Presidential election process.
October 29, 2016

Narendra Modi’s Guns vs. Butter Approach to Terror From Pakistan

Raymond E. Vickery Jr.* When Pakistani militants killed 18 Indian soldiers at the village of Uri in Kashmir recently, the Indian drums of war were sounded.  In the past, India had acted with “strategic restraint” in response to terrorism from […]
October 26, 2016

“Obama’s Foreign Policy”: A talk by Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies

As the 2016 US Presidential Election campaign heads into its final weeks, CPPR took this opportunity to engage the student community in Kochi. Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies delivered a lecture on Obama’s foreign policy […]
October 26, 2016

US Presidential Election – The Indian Prospects (Part 2)

By Vinson Xavier Palathingal* Now when it comes to Trump, his weaknesses are well known. His fondness for drama and theatrics is obviously making his policy messages less discernable to the public. He shows extreme immaturity, almost that of a […]
October 24, 2016

“America is not retreating from West Asia”: Dr. Stanly Johny

Dr Stanly Johny, International Affairs Editor, The Hindu assesses Obama’s foreign policy diplomacy at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential Election 2016 organised by CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies.