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

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 […]
June 2, 2015

Do we need UN anymore?

A terrible death seems to have befallen the United Nations in recent times, an entity which was born out of the horrors of the great wars and was instituted as a collective to serve mankind in the times to come. […]
May 13, 2015

Connecting Chinese !!!

CPPR- CSS was proud to be host a high profile visit on May 4th evening. A Chinese delegation comprising of Mr. Cheng Guangzhong, Minister Counsellor; Ms. Xie Liyan, Press Counsellor; Mr. Xu Xiaorong, Attache Press Section ;and Ms. Shao Wu, Attache […]
March 26, 2015

Conference Report on US Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region

The two-day International Conference on “U.S Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region”, conceptualized and organised by the Centre for Strategic Studies, Centre Public Policy Research, Kochi with the support of the US Consulate-General Chennai Region helped in generating ideas and thoughts […]
March 16, 2015

India is the only country in the Asian region capable of standing against China: MK Narayanan

  Mr. MK Narayanan, Former NSA and Former Governor delivered the Inaugural Address during the International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and the Asia Pacific’ in March 2015. Watch his inaugural address above:  
March 10, 2015

Interview with Nitin Pai

Interview with Nitin Pai, Director of The Takshashila Institution, Bangalore during the International Conference on Energy Security Challenges. The event was organized by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies in association with the US Consulate, Chennai. In this video, Nitin […]
March 10, 2015

Tom Cutler speaks at International Conference on Energy Security Challenges

Centre for Public Policy Research, India in association with the US Consul General. Chennai had organized an international conference on Energy Security Challenges in December 2014. Mr. Tom Cutler, Director of Cutler International was one of the eminent speakers who […]