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 1, 2016

Proceedings of International Conference on ‘The US Presidential Election 2016’

A one-day International Conference on ‘The US Presidential Election 2016’, conceptualised and organised by the CPPR –Centre for Strategic Studies, Kochi in association with Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi and South India American Studies Network –Kerala Chapter with the support […]
September 30, 2016

Anti-establishment Sentiment Illumines US Presidential Election

By Prof.Rajeev Srinivasan This year’s US Presidential Election has surprised many because fancied candidates on both the Democratic and Republican sides have struggled. The best explanation is that there is a certain sentiment of anger and frustration among citizens, and […]
September 30, 2016

Surgical strike along LOC: Is it the right way to strike back

  Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies expresses her view point about India’s surgical strike along LOC.  
September 30, 2016

The Sabotage of Humanitarian Efforts (Aid is #NotATarget)

Humanitarian workers have been in the frontline where human suffering has been paramount, be it a conflict, the aftermath of a natural disaster or the result of unprecedented human migration. Consequently, humanitarian workers remain equally exposed to turmoil and risks […]
September 21, 2016

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2016

International Conference on  The U.S. Presidential Election 2016 The conference proposes to study the ongoing U.S. presidential campaign with close attention to the trends that emerged during the electioneering , and the changed prospects that awaits the international community with a […]
September 19, 2016

Donald Trump on a Slippery Road- Part 1

The candidacy of Donald Trump was like a bolt from the blue for the party and the nation. Unlike erstwhile Republican presidential candidates or his rivals in party primaries, Trump does not have an official political profile. His only profile […]
September 14, 2016

Beyond the Rhetoric of Asia Pivot

The 2016 Hangzhou summit will be remembered as the last G20 meeting attended by Barack Obama as the American President. His visit to the Asia Pacific is at a time when his much-coveted Asia Pivot Strategy is demanding a face-lift. […]
September 1, 2016

Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East

As the second innings of Barack Obama draws to a close,the American foreign policy is facing a critical test of legitimacy. The belief in US exceptionalism– American indispensability for ensuring stability of its trusted allies and its preponderance to prevent […]
August 3, 2016

India’s Failed NSG Bid : Unlearn, Learn, and Proceed

By Christi Thomas* India was denied entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group(NSG) at the Seoul Plenary session held on 23 and 24 June 2016 at South Korea. The NSG is a 48 – member body formed to ensure that the […]