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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November 19, 2016

The Economics of Terror

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November 14, 2016

CPPR Experts analyses Why Donald Trump Won!!

CPPR Experts Prof K.C Abraham KC , Academic Director and Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies analyses the major trends in 2016 US Election. They discussed the key factors that helped Donald Trump win his Presidential bid, […]
November 12, 2016
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November 10, 2016

“A vote for Discontent”: Prof. KC Abraham; Mangalam, 10 November, 2016

“A vote for Discontent”: Prof. KC Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR; writes in Mangalam (Malayalam Newspaper) on the factors that resulted in the victory of Trump.
November 10, 2016

Discussing and Analysing the U.S. Presidential Election 2016

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November 9, 2016

Students predict win for Hillary; Times of India, 8 November, 2016

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November 5, 2016

“How U.S Elects it’s President”: Vinny Davis; Mangalam, 5 November,2016

Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies, writes in Mangalam (Malayalam Newspaper) “How U.S Elects it’s President” In the article she explains the phases in U.S Presidential election process- Primaries, Caucuses, and the General Election and highlights the role […]
November 5, 2016

“How U.S Elects it’s President”: Vinny Davis

Vinny Davis, Managing Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies,explaining U.S Presidential election process.
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Narendra Modi’s Guns vs. Butter Approach to Terror From Pakistan

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