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. Lawrence Prabhakar Williams is Author, Researcher & Professor, International Relations & Strategic Studies, Formerly with the Department of Political Science, Madras Christian College. His books are Growth of Naval Power in the Indian Ocean Region: Dynamics and Transformation (2016), The Maritime Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific: Maritime Doctrines and Nuclear Weapons At Sea (2006), Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean Region: Critical Issues of Debate (2008).

His research fellowships have been at IDSS & RSIS Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2004-07); The Fulbright Fellowship at University of Michigan Ann Arbor (1996); Policy Research Fellowships at The Henry Stimson Center, Washington DC (2001) & Center for Naval Analysis ,USA (2001).

Other research assignments have been with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC; Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii (2003); Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra (2007); Near East South Asia Center-National Defense University, Washington DC 2009-2012; Consultant, Net Assessment Directorate, IDS, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi (2001-04). Adjunct Professor & PhD Supervisor Naval War College, INS Mandovi; China Studies Centre, IIT-Madras

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Indo-China Standoff: Where is it Headed?

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Indo–Australia Strategic Ties on Upswing: Australian Envoy

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July 5, 2017

British Envoy Visits CPPR

Dr Alexander Evans, the British Deputy High Commissioner to India, visited the CPPR office in Kochi on June 22, 2017, for an interaction with a group of public policy professionals, lawyers and academics. The interaction centred on a wide range […]
June 29, 2017

Panel Discussion on ‘Modi in the US: What can India Expect?’

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a video conference on the topic ‘Modi in the US: What can India Expect?’ on June 23, 2017. The panel consisted of Dr Deepa M Ollapally (Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington […]
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H-1B Visa restrictions and fallout

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April 13, 2017

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Ambassador Nirupama Rao delivered CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture “Asia Policy for India” on April 7, 2017.
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Transcript of the 13th CPPR Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’ by Ambassador Nirupama Rao

CPPR hosted Ambassador Nirupama Rao for the 13th CPPR Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’. The event was held on April 7, 2017 at Hotel Avenue Regent, Kochi, Kerala. Click here read the whole transcript.  
April 8, 2017

`EU-like South Asian Commons ideal’; The Times of India; April 8, 2017

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April 7, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture “Asia Policy for India” by Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao

    Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao will deliver the CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’. Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm  Venue: Hotel Avenue Regent, M.G Road, Kochi, Kerala Watch this space for […]