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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July 15, 2016
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BREXIT – A Climate of Political Uncertainties

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July 7, 2016

Awaiting the ruling on South China Sea

By Christi Thomas* The contending states in the South China Sea disputes are awaiting the verdict of the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration this month. The case was brought by the Philippines primarily concerning the legality of China’s “Nine-dash line”, […]
July 4, 2016

2016 Elections and the startling trends in U.S. Politics

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June 24, 2016

‘China will not be able to pursue much of its interests in the Indian Ocean region without India’s support’ Deepa M Ollapally comments during a interaction with CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research hosted an interaction  on the 16th of June, 2016 with Deepa M Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International […]
June 16, 2016

Interaction with Deepa M Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University

Interaction with Deepa M Ollapally , Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University at CPPR office Date:June 17, 2016, Friday; 12:00 pm onward […]
June 1, 2016

India –Iran Camaraderie

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May 5, 2016

Google Hangout with Senator Curtis Bramble (Republican) from Utah and Representative Jay Kaufman (Democrat) from Massachusetts

CPPR in  association  with The U.S.Consulate Chennai will be hosting a Google Hangout with Senator Curtis Bramble (Republican)  from Utah and  Representative Jay Kaufman (Democrat)  from Massachusetts. They  will be discussing the ongoing US Presidential elections 2016. The session is […]
February 16, 2016

Presentation on the topic:”India’s ASEAN Journey : From Look East to Act East”

As part of a UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘Act East Policy and Changing Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy’ conducted by Dept. of International Relations, CUK, Kasargod, Vinny Davis , Managing Associate at CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies will be making a […]
February 11, 2016

Education Sector in GATS: How to address our concerns?

  By Dhanuraj[1] & Pooja Sundaresh[2] The recently concluded tenth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nairobi saw the conversation surrounding the introduction of the WTO-GATS (General Agreement on Trade and Services) in the education sector regaining the attention […]

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