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

December 12, 2014

National Security Management in Federal Structures: Perspectives from India and United States of America

Beliefs about security are based on threat perceptions in the environment. Assessing security is a cognitive process based on the repertoire of beliefs that make up a person’s subjective view of reality. The issue of security can, therefore be considered […]
December 8, 2014

International Conference on Energy Security Challenges- Non Traditional Security Planning in India

    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 […]
December 3, 2014

Book on National Security Management in Federal Structures

National Security Management in Federal Structures: Perspectives from India and United States of America Beliefs about security are based on threat perceptions in the environment. Assessing security is a cognitive process based on the repertoire of beliefs that make up […]
November 18, 2014

How a National Authority will help the cause of Energy Security in India

Ensuring Energy Security of the nation signifies the non-traditional preparedness of the establishment to tackle the challenges in the 21st century. Economic dexterity results in varied demands of the energy supplicants and even the slight derailment from supply could take […]
November 4, 2014

Google Hangout with Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate, South & South East Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

CPPR and US Consulate, Chennai region is hosting a Google Hangout with Mr Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate, South and South East Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C on “Possible trajectories for India-Pakistan relations” on November 7th between […]
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 […]