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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July 3, 2019

India at G20 Summit 2019 | CPPR Global High Tea |

In this edition of CPPR Global High Tea, Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies, talks about India’s outreach at G20 summit at Osaka, Japan 2019.
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Foreign Policy Challenges

The second term brings lots of challenges both in the economic and security domain By Gazi Hassan and Muneeb Yousuf A resounding election victory with the largest mandate given to Narendra Modi has once again opened the possibility of changing […]
June 14, 2019

US-China Trade War and What it Means for India

The burgeoning clash of two biggest economies of the world – US and China has the entire world economy on toes. Allies and rival countries seem to be lost in the grit of these tariff wars. India, however, takes an […]
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 […]
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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.
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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.