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

September 18, 2015

How will India set its sails through the muddy waters of Enrica Lexie case

  By Harisankar K S* More than two years ago, this author had an opportunity to reflect on the two significant legal issues of coastal state jurisdiction and sovereign functional immunity surrounding the Enrica Lexie incident, at European Journal of International […]
September 11, 2015

“India’s Foreign Diplomacy in Modi Age”- 10th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Sanjaya Baru

CPPR’s 10th Quarterly Lecture on ‘India’s foreign Diplomacy in Modi Age’ delivered by Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy,International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London. The lecture was conducted by Centre for Public Policy Research on September 9th […]
September 10, 2015

“India’s Foreign Diplomacy in Modi Age”- 10th CPPR Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Sanjaya Baru

  The 10th Quarterly Lecture organised by Centre for Public Policy Research explored the changing nuances of Indian foreign diplomacy. Since Narendra Modi took over, India’s foreign diplomacy has witnessed a burst of activity giving a thrust to India.  The […]
August 31, 2015

10th Quarterly Lecture by Dr. Sanjaya Baru

CPPR’s 10th Quarterly Lecture on ‘India’s Foreign Diplomacy in Modi Age’ will be delivered by Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy,International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London. The CPPR Quarterly Lecture has become a platform for thought leaders from different […]
August 14, 2015

New Era in Indo-Sino Relations

The CPPR rendez-vous with the Chinese ambassador to India, His Excellency Le Yucheng added one more feather to our illustrious cap. The ambassador had come to the state of Kerala as the official guest of the Government of Kerala. The […]
August 11, 2015

‘China Not for Conflict With Neighbours’, Indian Express, 11th August 2015

‘China Not for Conflict With Neighbours’ By Express News Service, 11th August 2015 KOCHI: At a time when reports are doing rounds regarding the tension prevailing between India and China over the latter’s deployment of submarines in the Indian Ocean, Chinese […]
July 29, 2015

Why we should be bothered about Bio Terrorism!

With the onset of the 21st century, the concept of asymmetrical warfare has become even more pronounced. The prevalence of large, well-funded, and even state-sponsored terrorist groups throughout the world is indicative of the changing dynamics of terrorism. The trans-continental nature of […]
June 23, 2015

AIIB: The need for thought to replace hasty resolve

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been in the news off late, mostly for the right reasons. Heralded as the answer to the World Bank’s deficiencies which include its exclusive representation of European interests, it is touted to be […]
June 17, 2015

Book On Energy Security Challenges: Non Traditional Security Planning in India

    The International conference on Energy Security Challenges–Non Traditional Security planning in India was yet another attempt by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), to focus on one of the most challenging themes of current times. Given its […]