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 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 […]
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