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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January 8, 2020

The Assassination of Qasem Soleimani: Possible Ramification | CPPR Global High Tea

In this edition of CPPR Global High Tea, Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies, talks about US-Iran tensions post-General Soleimani’s assassination its implications for the region. He also talks about the nature of conflict if it escalates […]
January 6, 2020

Future of Arabian Gulf Security amidst New Naval Coalitions

This article written by Dr Vijay Sakhuja, Honorary Distinguished Fellow of CPPR looks at the evolving naval coalitions for the Arabian Gulf waters and the future of Gulf security dynamics. Three multi-nation naval coalitions are being constituted for the Arabian […]
December 31, 2019

The need for Chief of Defence Staff and unified command

Outgoing Army chief General Bipin Rawat was appointed as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).He will head India’s first unified command. CPPR Senior Fellow @KV Thomas was part of the panel on Right Side Programme in News 18 today […]
December 26, 2019

Rafale Aircraft–the Untold Story–Part II

Rafale Aircraft: Untold Story–Part II’, written by Cdr Jayakrishnan N Nair (Retd), is the second article in the three-part series In an air combat mission, the man behind the machine matters the most. Wg Cdr Abinandan Varthman VrC, the ace […]
December 20, 2019

Stemming the tide: India’s geopolitical future in IOR

When it comes to the geopolitics and control over the seas, Alfred Thayer Mahan—the renowned geopolitical and naval strategist—comes to mind. His theory of control over the sea—a determinant of global predominance—is very much relevant today. In 19th century, British […]
December 19, 2019

Rafale Aircraft—the Untold Story: Part I

Rafale Aircraft: Untold Story–Part I’, written by Cdr Jayakrishnan N Nair (Retd), is first in the three-part series that discusses various characteristics of the aircraft and gives readers an opportunity to know more about this war machine. Introduction ‘Rafale Aircraft’ […]
December 11, 2019

Afghan Peace Process: Geo Politics and India’s Approach | CPPR Global High Tea |

We are back with another episode of CPPR Global High Tea. US – Taliban peace talks are back on track. China and Russia are eagerly engaging Taliban. In such a situation does clinging on to a “wait and watch attitude” […]
December 6, 2019

The Politics of NRC and its Pan-Indian Dimensions

The issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which still continues as a Gordian knot in Assam, is gradually getting pan-Indian dimensions with the recent announcement of Union Home Minister Amit Shah that NRC would be carried out across […]
December 4, 2019

A second Arab Spring brewing?

What has been happening in Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria and Sudan for the past one and half months is nothing short of Arab Spring 2.0 in the making. Who would have thought that the spark left unquenched a decade earlier will […]

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