Ramnath Reghunadhan


Ramnath Reghunadhan is a PhD Scholar at IIT Madras, working with Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu. He has an M.A in Politics (specialisation in Public Policy and Governance) (2016-2018) from the School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala (India). He has a background in physics  and cyber security studies

Current Research:

He is currently working on Technology in China.

Recent Research Highlights:

  • Emerging Cyber Technological Paradigms and Threats to Sustainability and Governance in Smart Cities: A National Security Review at All India International and Area Studies Convention, 2019 hosted by School of International Studies (SIS) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and supported by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Centre for WTO Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and JNU Jean Monnet Module at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (India) during January 30 to February 1, 2019.
  • Gender and Politics in the Cyberspace: A Cyberfeminist Critique in the National Seminar on Gender and Politics: Emerging Trends and Issues organised by the Department of Political Science, University of Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India) during February 27-28, 2018.



  • "Ethical Considerations and Issues on Blockchain Technology-Based Systems in War Zones: A Case Study on Syria," in Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology, Elsevier. [Proposal accepted]
  • "Big Data, Climate Smart Agriculture and India-Africa Relations: A Social Science Perspective" in P.K. Pattnaik, S. Pal, R. Kumar and Panda S.N. (ed.) (2020), IoT and Analytics for Agriculture, Springer Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-13-9177-4.
  • Book Review: China’s Grand Strategy: Contradictory Foreign Policy?. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 207, € 95.19, e-ISBN: 978-3-319-65777-6,” in Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Sage Publications, April 2020. [Accepted]
  • Book Review: Innovation in China: Challenging the Global Science and Technology System. Medford, USA: Polity Press, 2018, pp. 236, $22.95, e-ISBN: 978-0-745-68957-9,” in Asian Affairs, The Royal Society for Asian Affairs and Routledge. [Accepted]
  • Book Review: New Regional Initiatives in China's Foreign Policy: The Incoming Pluralism of Global Governance. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 136, ₹3,230. e-ISBN: 978 3 319 75505 2,” in Asian Affairs, The Royal Society for Asian Affairs and Routledge, 15 August 2019 https://doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2019.1635807
  •  Book Review: The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community Based Markets. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 230 pp. $91.75, ISBN 978-1-137-60047-9,” in Journal of Black Studies, Sage Publications, 2 August 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934719867125
  • "Future ‘Gateway’ to the India-China Economic Corridor: A Strategic Approach," Strategic Analysis, 43(2), pp. 160-167, April 2019, Routledge, https://doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2019.1593462.
  •   “Gender and Politics in Cyberspace: A Cyber Feminist Critique,” in Samuel Jacob Kuruvila. (ed.) (2019), Politics and Gender: New Issues and Trends, Thiruvananthapuram: Pravada Books, pp. 50-69, ISBN: 978-81-940251-4-6.
  • Gender Inequality in Cyberspace: A Study on Socio-Technological Implications to Women in Kerala,” Women’s Link Journal, Vol. 24(4), October-December 2018, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), pp. 41-50.
  • "Political Economy of Digitalisation and (State) Neoliberalism in China with Special Reference to 'Made in China 2025'," Research in Social Change, Vol. 10(3), September 2018, Založba Vega (Slovenia), pp. 22-43, available at http://www.fuds.si/sites/default/files/rsc_volume_10_issue_3_september_2...
  • Organisational Governance of Cyberspace in India,” Journal of Air Power and Space Studies, Vol. 13(1), SPRING 2018 (January-March), Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), pp. 115-134. (co-author), available at http://capsindia.org/files/documents/APJ-%28JANUARY-MARCH-2018%29-FULL.pdf.
  •  “Internet of Things and the Cyber Threats to Digitalisation: A National Security Review,” Journal of Democratic Alliance for Knowledge Freedom (DAKF), Vol. 2(4), April-June 2018, pp. 11-15, available at https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/gyt75.


Research Interests:

China Studies/ Public Policy/ Technology/ International Political Economy


Institutional Address: Research Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 600 036.
Email: hs18d022@smail.iitm.ac.in (institutional), vrramnath@gmail.com (personal).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4036-3351; Scopus Author ID: 57208542830