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. Lawrence Prabhakar Williams is Author, Researcher & Professor, International Relations & Strategic Studies, Formerly with the Department of Political Science, Madras Christian College. His books are Growth of Naval Power in the Indian Ocean Region: Dynamics and Transformation (2016), The Maritime Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific: Maritime Doctrines and Nuclear Weapons At Sea (2006), Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean Region: Critical Issues of Debate (2008).

His research fellowships have been at IDSS & RSIS Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2004-07); The Fulbright Fellowship at University of Michigan Ann Arbor (1996); Policy Research Fellowships at The Henry Stimson Center, Washington DC (2001) & Center for Naval Analysis ,USA (2001).

Other research assignments have been with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC; Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii (2003); Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra (2007); Near East South Asia Center-National Defense University, Washington DC 2009-2012; Consultant, Net Assessment Directorate, IDS, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi (2001-04). Adjunct Professor & PhD Supervisor Naval War College, INS Mandovi; China Studies Centre, IIT-Madras

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October 30, 2017

Foreign Policies to Change Globally Post Party Congress in China

“Foreign policies the world over are set to change after the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),” said Muraleedharan Nair, former Indian Consul in China. “It is highly likely that General Secretary (also, the President of China) […]
October 27, 2017

Xi Jinping Emerges as the New Mao of China: How he did it and what it means for India?

The 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held in Beijing from October 18 to 24, 2017, and attended by over 2000 delegates has re-elected Xi Jinping for the second term as the party’s General Secretary. Xi, who […]
October 18, 2017

CPPR Office Talk: ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted Muraleedharan Nair (China Expert & Formerly Indian Consul in China) for a talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’. The talk was on October 17, 2017 at […]
October 17, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR Office talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosts Muraleedharan Nair (China Expert & Formerly Indian Consul in China) for a talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’. Date & Time: October 17, 2017 | 5–7 pm Venue: CPPR […]
September 18, 2017

The State of Rakhine – India’s Opportunity for Dialogue

Throughout the course of human history, every forcibly displaced group has had to face the sharpest of spears – hatred. But times have changed. Trade has improved. Democracy thrives and deterrence is practised. Yet, hatred finds its way through international […]
September 12, 2017

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and India

The geo-economic dynamics with a liberal political landscape has laid the foundation of a free-market trading system. The last decade has witnessed a surge in regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Africa, Latin America and Asia in the lead. The […]
July 11, 2017

Indo-China Standoff: Where is it Headed?

India and China have been involved in a standoff along the Doklam area, part of their 3500-km shared border, for almost a month. The immediate cause for the standoff is China’s attempt to extend border road through the Doklam–Donglang plateau, […]
July 5, 2017

Indo–Australia Strategic Ties on Upswing: Australian Envoy

“India’s global economic outreach, the growth of the Indian Diaspora in Australia and the student exchange programme between India and Australia have influenced Australia’s renewed interest in India,” said Harinder Sidhu, the Australian High Commissioner to India. “Though India and […]
July 5, 2017

British Envoy Visits CPPR

Dr Alexander Evans, the British Deputy High Commissioner to India, visited the CPPR office in Kochi on June 22, 2017, for an interaction with a group of public policy professionals, lawyers and academics. The interaction centred on a wide range […]

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