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:

  • Intellectual Property Governance and Protection in China: A Case Study Approach at the 12th All India Conference of China Studies hosted by Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) in collaboration with OP Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonepat at JGU during November 8-10, 2019.
  • 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 Saravanan Krishnan et al. (eds.). (2020). Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology, London: Academic Press (Elsevier), pp. 1-34, ISBN: 9780128198162, doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819816-2.00001-0.
  • "Big Data, Climate Smart Agriculture and India-Africa Relations: A Social Science Perspective" in P.K. Pattnaik et al. (eds.) (2020), IoT and Analytics for Agriculture, Studies in Big Data 63, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 113-137, ISBN: 978-981-13-9177-4, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9177-4_6.
  • China’s Grand Strategy: Contradictory Foreign Policy?,” in Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Sage Publications, April 2020. [Book Review Accepted]
  • "Emerging Trends on Security and Threats to China’s Maritime Domain: A Maritime Security Framework Approach," in Suresh, R. (Eds.) (2019). India's National Security: A Maritime Security Perspective. New Delhi: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd, pp. 92-106, ISBN: 978-93-89620-06-1.
  • “Innovation in China: Challenging the Global Science and Technology System,” in Asian Affairs, Taylor & Francis,pp.656-657, November 2019,  https://doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2019.1663076 [Book Review ]
  • "Threats to India's Coastal Domain: Need for a Security Revamp? ," Science Technology and Security forum (STSf), available at http://stsfor.org/content/threats-indias-coastal-domain-need-security-revamp
  •  “New Regional Initiatives in China's Foreign Policy: The Incoming Pluralism of Global Governance.” in Asian Affairs, 50(3), Taylor & Francis, pp. 456-458, August 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2019.1635807[Book Review]
  •  Book Review: The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community Based Markets.” in Journal of Black Studies, 50(6), Sage Publications, pp. 602-606, September 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934719867125 [Book Review]
  • "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;WEB OF SCIENCE RESERACHER: AAC-1203-2019