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 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.
October 24, 2016

“Anti-establishment sentiment illumines the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”:Prof. Rajeev Srinivasan

Prof Rajeev Srinivasan, Adjunct Faculty, IIM Bangalore 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 […]
October 24, 2016

“2016 presidential election is not the worse crisis faced by the US democracy”: Raymond E Vickery Jr

Raymond E Vickery Jr, Global Fellow , Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars & Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Trade & Development talks about the 2016 U.S Presidential election and the Indian Prospects at the International Conference on U.S. Presidential […]
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.