Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS)

About the Center

Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) at IMPRI has been set up with the aim to research, discuss and debate on a wide range of subjects having their implications beyond frontiers, namely: comparative politics, geopolitics, geo-economics, security and strategic studies, international relations and organization, foreign policy and diplomacy.

Aligned to the broader goals of IMPRI, CIRSS would provide a platform for exchange of perspectives and encourage the scholars and affiliates to delve on policy-relevant global challenges.

The work and expertise of CIRSS-affiliated scholars would inform public opinion, policy and decision-making, regional and international organizations. CIRSS is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion among its current and prospective scholars, associates and visitors. Freedom of opinion and respect for constructive criticism would continue to have our unwavering support.

The Center’s programs, activities and projects would be demonstrated through cutting-edge and innovative research, precise analysis, creativity, media outreach and publications, reflecting a respect for a peaceful world order.


Prof Christopher S. Raj


Dr Simi Mehta