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 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 […]
October 14, 2015

Will the Climate change at The city of lights ?!

Sanjay Menon, Research Intern at CPPR introspects the challenges on climate talks at the Paris Conference. Read more at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/will-climate-change-at-city-of-lights.html
October 10, 2015

Towards a path of achievable INDCs

The planet is warming up, and over 20 warmest years have been recorded since the 1980s. Unsurprisingly July 2015 was the warmest globally in the last 136 years. It was a grim reminder of how climate change is becoming a […]
October 7, 2015

Nepal Political Tussle : Another Humanitarian crisis in the Offing?

Ms Vinny Davis, Managing Associate of CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) writes in CPPR Blog, How the current political situation in Nepal can be a potential humanitarian crisis. Read more about this at our blog http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/nepal-political-crisis-how-long-can.html
October 5, 2015

Oil Price Crash – What’s in store for India?

  How India can gain from the reduced Oil Price? Should we reduce subsidies? Should we store more oil? Archana Mavanur, Research Intern at CPPR explore these questions in CPPR blog. Read more at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/oil-price-crash-whats-in-store-for-india.html
September 25, 2015

International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms ’

  International Conference on  ‘Climate Change Paradigms ’    (20th & 21st  November, 2015) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) Supported by the US Consulate General in Chennai at Riviera Suites, Kochi, Kerala, India     CPPR- […]
September 23, 2015

How Climate Change is secretly disrupting Ghana’s city life?

By Roshni Rajiv* The city of Accra came to a standstill due to the magnitude of monsoon floods earlier this year. The city stood perplexed to a staggering toll of loss of over 200 human lives, irreparable damage to public […]
September 22, 2015

Japan: A Pacifist Embrace of  Militarism- Or was it the other way round?

Collective Security dictum of “all for one and one for all” rationale for global peacekeeping missions will now be applicable to Japan. The significant changes in the pacifist constitution of Japan to make its defence forces more upbeat recently witnessed […]