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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August 11, 2014

International Conference on Non-Traditional Security Planning:- Registrations Open

International Conference on Energy Security Challenges- Non Traditional Security Planning in India   The Issues, Implications and Imperatives for India    (December 12th and 13th, 2014) Organised by CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) Supported by the US Consulate […]
August 11, 2014

Constraint to long-term strategy: Understaffing in the Indian Foreign Service

By Padmini Gopal* India’s GDP of US$1.8 trillion and an expected growth rate of 6.4 per cent in the year 2015 is a testament to India’s present status as a rising world power. Moreover, India’s present nuclear competence and clout, with almost […]
July 25, 2014

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies – Internship Programmes

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a Research based organization working in areas like research promotion, knowledge dissemination, capacity building, and grass roots initiatives etc. We invite people to get involved by dedicating their time, talents and creative skills […]
July 4, 2014

CPPR – 7th Quarterly Lecture is delivered by Prof. T.V Paul

  “Pakistan is economically weak and is failing “says Prof. T. V Paul while he was analyzing his recent controversial book “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary world” as a part of the 7th Quarterly lecture, organised by Centre […]
July 2, 2014

CPPR 7th Quarterly Lecture by Prof. T.V Paul

  Centre for Public Policy Research 7th Quarterly Lecture July 3, 2014 Insights in to “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World” By, Prof. T.V Paul, (James McGill Professor of International Relations in the department of Political Science at McGill […]
April 14, 2014

Dr. Ernest Z. Bower on ‘Prospects of ASEAN in India’s Look-East Policy’

April 14, 2014

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, […]
April 14, 2014

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

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 […]

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