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

March 5, 2015

The Strategic Rise of China: Regional Hegemony or Peaceful Rise?

In this article, Vinny Davis, Research Assistant at CPPR, looks at Sino presence in the Asia Pacific Region and what it means for the United States of America The rise of China to its present international stature is phenomenal. China […]
March 3, 2015

Why US is Rebalancing its Strategy in Asia Pacific?  

 “The Mediterranean is the ocean of the past, the Atlantic the ocean of the present, and the Pacific is the ocean of the future.”                                 […]
February 26, 2015

M K Narayanan to inaugurate International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’

Live streaming video by Ustream Watch the space above to Catch the Inaugural Address and Keynote Live here on 6th, March 2015 Mr. M K Narayanan will be inaugurating the International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’ organized by […]
February 23, 2015

International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region’

International Conference on US Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region    (March 6th and 7th, 2014) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) Supported by the US Consulate General in Chennai at Riviera Suites, Kochi, Kerala, India – 682013 […]
February 11, 2015

Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Security Challenges

An International Conference on  Energy Security Challenges – Non Traditional Security Planning in India was organized on 12th & 13th December, 2014 by the CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies in Association with US Consulate, Chennai. The conference debated on how Energy security constitutes a […]
February 9, 2015

Obama’s Visit to New Delhi – The Role of Friendship vs The Role of Issues

By, Raymond E Vickery Jr* When I was in New Delhi for President Obama’s Republic Day visit, the emphasis was on the Obama-Modi friendship as a prime determinate of US-India relations.  In Kochi – at the Center for Public Policy […]
February 7, 2015

Modi-Obama Nuclear Breakthrough- A Vicious Circle

By, Roshni Rajiv* The preceding post, India’s Nuclear Dilemma analysed the major impediment in implementing the Indo-US nuclear deal. It elucidated India’s weak bargaining power to persuade nuclear suppliers to accept the supplier liability clause. As foreseen, the nuclear supplier liability […]
January 15, 2015

India’s Nuclear Dilemma

By, Roshni Rajiv* India had an early head start into nuclear sector soon after independence. The Nuclear Power Programme was devised in 1954 with a vision of building India as one of the major nuclear powers in the world by […]
December 19, 2014

‘Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’, Indian Express, 15th December

Balancing Energy and Green Security a Policy Dilemma’ By Express News Service Published: 15th December 2014 06:02 AM   KOCHI: The key aspects of India’s Energy Security are expanding people’s access to energy and having reliable supply of electricity, said Tom Cutler, former […]