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

April 8, 2014

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies Call for Internships on Non-Traditional Security in India

The CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) calls for Internships on Non-Traditional Security in India. The Centre for Strategic Studies of the Centre for Public Policy Research has been in the forefront of activities in conducting research and activities in […]
April 7, 2014

What happened to the Occupy Movement?

By Raj Cherubal* Whatever happened to the Occupy Movement? There was never a doubt in my mind that all such movements fizzle out. But surprised to see how fast it did. I like dissent. Even if I don’t think very […]
March 1, 2014

Expansion of RIMPAC Exercises to include Indian and Chinese Navies: An Assessment

By MA Athul* In June 2013 Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi announced that China will attend the Rim of the Pacific Exercises in June 2014.Yang made the announcement after the summit between US President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jingping[1]. […]
December 30, 2013

Dr. Happymon Jacob delivers the 5th CPPR Quarterly Lecture Series

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted the 5th edition of its Quarterly Lecture Series on the topic, ‘Indo-Pak Relations: What lies ahead?’ on Monday,23rd December, 2013 at Ernakulam Press Club,  Cochin, Kerala, India The first four editions hosted various prominent personalities including Shashi Tharoor (Indian Minister […]
December 20, 2013

Dr Happymon Jacob to deliver the 5th CPPR Quarterly Lecture on ‘Indo-Pak Relations: What lies ahead?’

Centre for Public Policy Research is set to host the 5th edition of its Quarterly Lecture Series. This edition will feature Prof. (Dr.) Happymon Jacob who will talk on the topic, ‘Indo-Pak Relations: What Lies Ahead?’. Dr. Happymon Jacob is Assistant Professor of […]
December 12, 2013

Proceedings of the International Conference on National Security

International Conference on National Security Management in Federal Structure – Perspectives from India and the United States 6th, 7th December, 2013 Kochi, India ********* National Security has emerged as a key topic of discussion worldwide at all levels of society, […]
December 10, 2013

‘Meet on Security Management Held’, The New Indian Express

‘Meet on Security Management Held’, The New Indian Express, 10th December, 2013  Malayala Manorama, 7th December, 2013      
December 4, 2013

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, […]
August 20, 2013

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies launched

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies was launched on 16th August 2013 by Prof K.C Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR. During the launch, Dr D. Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR mentioned the need for a focused research approach so as to identify and resolve […]