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 3, 2014

India’s Middle East policy is due for an overhaul

  By Eli Bernstein* It is no secret India is about to turn a corner and enter the world stage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is well positioned to steer India from a developing nation to a nation developed. However, this […]
September 30, 2014

How did the U.S Federal Court get it wrong in summoning Narendra Modi?

by Harisankar K S*   As the Prime Minister of India was all set to start his historic visit to the United States of America, after a decade long visa ban, a federal court in New York issued a summons on […]
August 11, 2014

International Conference on Non-Traditional Security Planning:- Registrations Open

International Conference on Energy Security Challenges- Non Traditional Security Planning in India   The Issues, Implications and Imperatives for India    (December 12th and 13th, 2014) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) Supported by the US Consulate […]
August 11, 2014

Constraint to long-term strategy: Understaffing in the Indian Foreign Service

By Padmini Gopal* India’s GDP of US$1.8 trillion and an expected growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the year 2015 is a testament to India’s present status as a rising world power. Moreover, India’s present nuclear competence and clout, with almost […]
July 25, 2014

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies – Internship Programmes

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a Research based organization working in areas like research promotion, knowledge dissemination, capacity building, and grass roots initiatives etc. We invite people to get involved by dedicating their time, talents and creative skills […]
July 4, 2014

CPPR – 7th Quarterly Lecture is delivered by Prof. T.V Paul

  “Pakistan is economically weak and is failing “says Prof. T. V Paul while he was analyzing his recent controversial book “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary world” as a part of the 7th Quarterly lecture, organised by Centre […]
July 2, 2014

CPPR 7th Quarterly Lecture by Prof. T.V Paul

  Centre for Public Policy Research 7th Quarterly Lecture July 3, 2014 Insights in to “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World” By, Prof. T.V Paul, (James McGill Professor of International Relations in the department of Political Science at McGill […]
April 14, 2014

Dr. Ernest Z. Bower on ‘Prospects of ASEAN in India’s Look-East Policy’

April 14, 2014

International Conference on National Security

International Conference on National Security Management in Federal Structures – Perspectives from India and the United States  (December 6th and 7th, 2013) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies Supported by the US Consulate Chennai region at Riviera Suites, […]