Centre for Strategic & Foreign Relations

The Centre for Strategic and Foreign Relations (CSFR) at Rashtram is dedicated to strengthening India’s international relations. It undertakes extensive research on  India’s foreign policy priorities and strategic concerns. CSFR also works towards enhancing people-to-people relations through a series of programmes curated to cater to the strategic community in India and globally. In doing so, CSFR aims at contributing to building lasting relations based on mutual understanding and amicability.

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thought leadership in IR & soft power

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deliberations to proliferate Indian foreign policy

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with young leaders from around the world

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MODES OF ENGAGEMENT

KNOWLEDGE HUB

Covering the domain of international relations, foreign policy, defence and military affairs, national security, soft power dynamics, extensively with the publications, programmes and projects.

RESEARCH and PUBLICATION

writing and publishing journal articles, co-creating frameworks with varied research methodologies with the partnering organisations/institutions.

EDUCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES

online courses and residential programmes, workshops simulation exercises, conferences for students, scholars and working professionals

INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS

Foreign policy think tanks and academic departments, international media, Global leaders and philanthropists, inter-government bodies, scholars & practitioners.

FOREIGN POLICY

Forum for discussion and dialogue on systemic and structural processes of foreign policy that enable change.

CONSULTING

Providing crucial research inputs in the form of recommendations, suggestions, and advice on foreign policy issues and global affairs.

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Experts

External field experts

Prof. Harsh Pant

Director, Studies & Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at ORF

Sanjay Pulipaka

Sr. Fellow for Research Programmes & Strategic Neighbourhood, DPG

Events

Programmes & Projects

World Governance Expedition

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Publications

Method in Madness: Analyzing Trump’s Trade Policies for India

Out of the many policies of Trump, his lasting legacy...

Guardian of the seas: Indian Navy

While the Indian Navy has successfully guarded the 7500 km...
Rafale Jet

Increasing the strength of IAF: Rafale and Beyond

The intrusion of China in the Galwan valley flared up...

India-China Tensions: Asymmetry and the limits of escalation

By Paras Ratna, Research Associate – Strategic & Foreign Relations...

API: The key to being the true Pharmacy of the World

Can India address the Achilles' heel in its supply chain...

Balance Domestic Politics and Global Diplomacy

By Paras Ratna, Research Associate – Strategic & Foreign Relations...

The Corona-Led Rise of Middle Powers on the World Stage

By Paras Ratna, Research Associate – Strategic & Foreign Relations...

COVID-19 and the Mirage of a China-Led International Order

The larger question agitating International Relations theorists is whether COVID-19...

Toward a Coherent Indo-Pacific Framework?

By Paras Ratna, Research Associate – Strategic & Foreign Relations...

Dancing with the Elephant: Toward a Coherent Indo-Pacific Framework?

India’s conceptualization of the Indo-Pacific is a departure from the...

The Elusive Narrative: Aung Suu Kyi and the International Media

State Counsellor Aung Suu Kyi’s recent defense of Myanmar military...

The Emerging Strategic Equation in Asia

By Paras Ratna, Research Associate – Strategic & Foreign Relations...

Soft Power Brief – (July – Sept 2019)

Foreign Policy Brief: Update on Bharat’s Soft Power July –...

Soft Power Brief – (April – June 2019)

Foreign Policy Brief: Update on Bharat’s Soft Power Apr –...

Soft Power Brief – (Jan – Mar 2019)

Foreign Policy Brief: Update on Bharat’s Soft Power Jan –...

Soft Power Brief – (July – September 2018)

Foreign Policy Brief: Update on Bharat’s Soft Power July-September 2018...

Soft Power Brief – (April – June 2018)

Foreign Policy Brief: Update on Bharat’s Soft Power April –...

Soft Power Brief – (January – March 2018)

Foreign Policy Brief: Update on Bharat’s Soft Power Jan –...