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 18, 2019

India’s Extended Neighbourhood: Pivot to West Asia

By Gazi Hassan and Manaswini Vijayakumar From “hug diplomacy” to chai per charcha with world leaders, a significant shift has been witnessed in the way India used to conduct its foreign policy. What is new is the importance given to […]
April 16, 2019

Decoding India’s Stand on the Rohingya Crisis

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India is neither a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention nor an ASEAN country. Yet, it has been criticised by the international community and media for its lack of condemnation of Myanmar atrocities and neglect of […]
April 9, 2019

Brexit : A Never Ending Crisis

By Juanita Justin The ‘Last Chance’ vote that took place on the supposed Independence Day in Britain on March 29 resulted in rejecting the deal once again. The Withdrawal Agreement which has been previously voted down twice, lost again for […]
March 15, 2019

Pulwama Terror Attack: The Cost of Complacency

India mourned the tragic death of 42 brave soldiers killed in the worst terror strike the security forces had ever witnessed in decades on February 14, 2019 near Awantipora, in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The nation stood […]
March 8, 2019

Conference Report: International Conference on India-Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Co-Operation

  CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies, Kochi in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai hosted the two day International conference curated around the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’ on February 26-27, 2019. […]
March 8, 2019

A Chinese Solution to Kerala’s Tourism Sector Woes

(Photo Courtesy – picswe.com) Since the later part of 2014, China has replaced developed nations as home to the largest number of outbound tourists. Nearly 12.2 crore Chinese tourists visited various foreign destinations and spent US$ 110 billion overseas in […]
February 28, 2019

India-Japan Conference: Two-Day India Japan Conference draws to a close

(Photo Courtesy – Daily Post India) Strong India-Japan relation is a global common good, says Deputy Consul-General of Japan in Chennai. Discussing the economic imperatives and security challenges among other things for the India-Japan partnership was a two-day International Conference […]
February 28, 2019

India-Japan Conference: Conference dwells on Indo-Japanese unity

*The news story published on Mathrubhumi, Kochi about the 2-day India-Japan International Conference round the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’. 
February 28, 2019

India-Japan Conference: Call for strong India-Japan ties

‘They share common values of commitment to democracy’ The two-day conference on ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’ hosted by city-based Centre for Public Policy Research’s Centre for Strategic Studies in collaboration with Chennai’s Consulate-General of Japan […]