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

June 7, 2019

Foreign Policy Challenges for Modi 2.0

Prime Minister Modi’s first term focused on articulating a global role for India not only as one of the leading players in the international system but also as the one that can shape global rules. Much has changed in the […]
June 3, 2019

Venezuelan Crisis and Its Impact on India

By Ayush Kukreja, Large clouds of despair loom over the economically and politically crippled Latin American country of Venezuela. The fifth republic of Bolivarian Venezuela, under former lieutenant governor of the military Hugo Chavez (1998-2012), marked the deep-seated fear of […]
June 3, 2019

Why BIMSTEC was given preference over SAARC at Modi’s swearing-in ceremony? | CPPR Global High Tea|

In this edition of CPPR Global High Tea, Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies, analyse the decision of Modi government of inviting BIMSTEC countries and not the SAARC countries for his swearing-in ceremony.
May 31, 2019

US-Iran Crisis: Escalating to a Global Conflict?

The clouds of war are looming high Middle East. US and Iran have locked horns here, leading to a possibility of direct confrontation. Research Intern Subirthana argues how the possible conflict will have implications not only for the region but […]
May 31, 2019

Foreign Policy Challenges for Modi 2.0 |CPPR Global High Tea|

|CPPR Global High Tea| CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies, Senior Research Associate Gazi Hassan’s candid take on India’s Foreign Policy.
May 15, 2019

India’s Changing Outlook on International Forums

By Juanita Justin and Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram With the change in power dynamics, multilateral forums have played a key role in increasing India’s influence in the international system. The forums have been looked at as a platform for India to […]
May 2, 2019

India’s Engagements at ASEAN Forums

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India’s engagement with the ASEAN nations began with the ‘Look East Policy’ of 1991. Today, India has 30 sectoral dialogue mechanisms and 7 ministerial-level interactions apart from annual summits with the ASEAN countries. The ‘Look East Policy’ […]
May 1, 2019

Rolling the Credits on Modi’s ‘Act East’ Policy

By Juanita Justin Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with Southeast Asia comes at a time of changing geopolitical architecture in the Southeast Asian and Indo-Pacific region. The government revamped the 1991 ‘Look East’ policy to the ‘Act East’ policy to […]
April 24, 2019

India and Japan: Strategic Partners for the 21st Century

Transcript of the Keynote address by Prof Kanti Bajpai at the International conference on “India and Japan Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Co-operation” organized by CPPR – Centre for Strategies Studies in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai […]