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 12, 2020

Webinar on ‘Future of India–US Relations and the Role of China in the Changing Global Order’

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) co-hosted a webinar with the World Trade CenterKochi and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce focusing on the global dynamics revolvingaround the ‘Future of India–US Relations and the Role of China in the Changing Global […]
August 12, 2020

‘Future of India–US Relations and the Role of China in the Changing Global Order’

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) co-hosted a webinar with the World Trade Center Kochi and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce focusing on the global dynamics revolving around the ‘Future of India–US Relations and the Role of China in the […]
August 6, 2020

Vietnam Leads from the Front in ASEAN and at the UN

After taking over the Chairmanship of the ASEAN and being a Non-Permanent Member of the UN Security Council, the Vietnamese leadership has spearheaded many initiatives in the midst of challenging times emerging from the COVID-19 global pandemic. A unique opportunity […]
August 6, 2020

More needs to be done to grasp China’s psyche: Ex-Ambassador Sreenivasan

There is something about China and India will need to invest more in understanding the Chinese psyche, if we are to reverse the current level of disengagement between the two countries. Former Ambassador TP Sreenivasan made the observation during a […]
August 4, 2020

‘The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America’

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a webinar on the topic ‘The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America’ on August 30 , 2020. Prof KC Abraham,retired Professor of Political Science from the Department of Economics at Sacred […]
July 30, 2020

#CPPRWebinar on “The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America”

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a live webinar on the topic, ‘The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America’ at 3:00 pm on July 30 (Thursday), 2020. The webinar discussed the two main concerns; The 2020 elections during […]
July 29, 2020

Indo-Pacific in a Churn: Too many Naval Exercises

The possibility of Australia joining the India-led Malabar naval exercises to be held later this year in the Bay of Bengal1 has generated an intense debate among the Indian strategic community who responded with a mixed bag of ‘excitement’ and ‘caution’. […]
July 23, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on India-China Trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global trade and hence also aided soft power shifts. The paper focuses on Indo-China bilateral trade by providing a background of trade trends in the yesteryears between the countries and briefly discusses their trade […]
July 22, 2020

India’s Major Responses to COVID-19 and Actions of Global Relevance

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided better dimensions for diplomacy to evolve. India’s responses to the pandemic have proved its commitment towards multilateralism. While some of the responses are being commended, there exist certain limitations. The researcher tries to briefly discuss […]

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