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.


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December 18, 2015

The Paris agreement on Climate Change (COP 21 )

The (COP21) 2015 Paris talks on climate change leading to the agreement signed by 195 nations was the most significant conference since Copenhagen as countries had set themselves a deadline of 2015 for coming up with a legally-binding deal that […]
December 16, 2015

‘India’s Strategic Outlook in the Modi Era’ – Talk by Mr R Prasannan

  The strategic outlook of a country like foreign policy is more or less constant, whereas, strategic initiatives vary with governments. The talk organised by the CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies kicked off by identifying this stark distinction between two […]
December 1, 2015

The Emergence of India in the Africa Rising Anecdote; a Game Changer?

  By Alena Wabitsch and Brian Dzansi*   The third India-Africa Summit recently held in New Delhi, created history by being the largest Africa summit ever held in India. Based on a common history of colonialism and good relations established […]
December 1, 2015

India looking at ‘just pact’ in Paris Climate talks: Ajay Mathur

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Designated Director General, TERI -The Energy and Resources Institute, delivered the Inaugural Address during the International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’. The Conference was organized […]
November 30, 2015

Convergence Toward a Hybrid Centralized/Decentralized Power System Model in Developed and Developing Countries

by Dr. Varun Sivaram*   In the future, both developed and developing economies may converge toward distributed electricity systems. The emergence of technologies for efficient distributed power generation and storage alongside those for intelligently operating a distributed system holds benefits […]
November 30, 2015

Proceedings of International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’

The two-day International Conference on “Climate Change Paradigms”, conceptualized and organised by the Centre for Strategic Studies, Centre Public Policy Research, Kochi with the support of the US Consulate-General Chennai Region explored and debated upon the various issues and challenges […]
November 28, 2015

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised, Indian Express, 21st November

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised By Express News Service 21st November 2015 KOCHI: “If the government fails to ensure quality life for the marginalised sections of society, the country will land in trouble in the long run,” Ajay Mathur, […]
November 26, 2015

Indian Inroads Into Africa

Vinny Davis, Managing Associate of Centre for Strategic Studies writes how economic diplomacy will be key to Indian engagement with Africa. Read more about this in our blog http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/11/indian-inroads-into-africa.html  
October 29, 2015

The Dragon wants clear skies – Chinese Climate Resolve

Air pollution is vitiating the skies of Beijing like never before, prompting questions about the viability of coal-fired economic development. This air-borne pollution and its particulate matter (aerosols) have dire consequences for climatic and weather patterns across the world. Studies […]