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 11, 2017

Transcript of the 13th CPPR Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’ by Ambassador Nirupama Rao

CPPR hosted Ambassador Nirupama Rao for the 13th CPPR Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’. The event was held on April 7, 2017 at Hotel Avenue Regent, Kochi, Kerala. Click here read the whole transcript.  
April 8, 2017

`EU-like South Asian Commons ideal’; The Times of India; April 8, 2017

Kochi | April 8, 2017 India should look at a South Asian Commons, on the lines of the European Union, which would include China and South East Asia to boost regional cooperation and resolve the tensions in the region, said […]
April 7, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture “Asia Policy for India” by Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao

    Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao will deliver the CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’. Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm  Venue: Hotel Avenue Regent, M.G Road, Kochi, Kerala Watch this space for […]
February 16, 2017

India’s Defence Budget: Advance or Retreat?

The hyped Union Budget 2017–18 is being adjudged as a delicate balancing act of the Central Government. Focusing on foundational requisites like poverty alleviation, infrastructure and rural employment, the Government has been successful in conveying how and why a disruptive […]
February 7, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Analysis of Union Budget 2017-18

Team CPPR analyses how Union Budget 2017-18 would affect the country’s infrastructure, political economy, agriculture, public finance and defence. Come join us on February 7, 2017; 5:00 pm at CPPR office in Kochi, to be part of the discussion.   […]
January 31, 2017

What can the Defence Sector expect from 2017-18 Union Budget

The Union Budget 2017–18 that comes in the wake of the demonetisation drive will be keenly watched in the country. Amidst speculations of being a budget with extrasops, defence, a crucial sector that was inconsequential in the previous budget,can do […]
January 21, 2017

US Presidential Election 2016- A New Approach to the White House

This is a primer about the 2016 U.S Presidential election campaign. It chronicles the major electioneering trends of the 2016 U.S Presidential election campaign along with the key domestic and foreign policy concerns. Click the image blow to read the […]
January 20, 2017

Accession of Trump to Presidency & Indian prospects; Mangalam, January 20, 2017

Vinny Davis’s (Managing Assoicate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies) observations on Trump’s Presidency and Indian Foreign Policy Prospects published on January 20, 2017 in the Mangalam daily.
January 19, 2017

What does Trump’s Victory mean for India?

  Speculations abound as Donald Trump ascends to the post of the President of America. In order to understand the new administration’s global priorities in a broader context, CPPR–Centre for Strategic Studies heldan in-house talk with Dr Deepa M Olappally […]