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

February 20, 2018

Event Report-International Conference:Enhancing India-China People-to-People Relations

The international conference on Enhancing India- China People to People Relations– a one day event dated 12 February 2018 was organised by the Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) and the Press Institute of India (PII) in partnership with Centre for […]
January 31, 2018

India’s Defence Sector needs more than a Subtle Mention in the Budget

“The defence forces in India have sufficiently grabbed the government’s attention by giving a testament of their might. But has the government given them their due?” ‘India’s Defence Sector Needs more than a Subtle Mention in the Budget’ by Anusha […]
January 2, 2018

Mission 500

China’s aggressive behaviour in the Indo–Pacific has impelled the Americans to look for partners other than their traditional allies in Asia. India, because of its geographical location, territorial size and democratic political system, is the best-suited candidate for the job […]
December 18, 2017

India and the Quadrilateral

                      The Quadrilateral or Quad, an international grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the US that was in limbo for 10 years, recently met ahead of the East Asia Summit in Manila […]
December 11, 2017

India and the Developing Africa

India–Africa relations are as old as the civilisations of the Nile and the Indus Valley. The earlier known contact between India and countries in Africa dates back to pre-historic times. Trade, people-to-people contact and cultural ties have remained significant for […]
November 30, 2017

India and the Changing Security Architecture of Indo-Pacific

The rising Chinese assertiveness is altering the geopolitics and regional security architecture of Southeast and East Asia. The ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) intended to link major sea lanes with roadways spread across the Eurasian landmass is taking its […]
October 30, 2017

Foreign Policies to Change Globally Post Party Congress in China

“Foreign policies the world over are set to change after the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),” said Muraleedharan Nair, former Indian Consul in China. “It is highly likely that General Secretary (also, the President of China) […]
October 27, 2017

Xi Jinping Emerges as the New Mao of China: How he did it and what it means for India?

The 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held in Beijing from October 18 to 24, 2017, and attended by over 2000 delegates has re-elected Xi Jinping for the second term as the party’s General Secretary. Xi, who […]
October 18, 2017

CPPR Office Talk: ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted Muraleedharan Nair (China Expert & Formerly Indian Consul in China) for a talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’. The talk was on October 17, 2017 at […]