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Yogaananthan is an Associate Research Fellow in the National Security Studies Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BA (Hons) and MA (specialising in International Relations and Cultural History) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Prior to joining RSIS, Yogaananthan held both Policy and Research positions in the public sector and academia, acquiring both academic and policy relevant research experience. He was a Research Assistant and Research Associate at NUS and the Singapore Management University respectively. He also served with the Ministry of Education (MOE) where he was a Policy Analyst.
Across these positions, he has led research projects that focused on the security and economic relations between Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region as well as Singapore’s socio-economic and cultural resilience against the challenges of digital disruption. He has also managed research projects to identify best practices implemented internationally to facilitate the formulation of socio-economic policies in Singapore. In doing so, he has collaborated closely with both national and international stakeholders.
Yogaananthan has published in the fields of International Relations and Cultural history in journal publications that include the Asian Journal of Social Science and the India Review. He has also delivered lectures and tutored modules at NUS for which he had received the NUS Graduate Teaching Award.
Areas of Expertise
- International Relations of Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region
- Multilateral Security and International Politics of Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region
- Small State Security
- Cultural History
Balancing Sino-US Tight Rope: Role of ‘Smart Power’
14 August, 2019
- Yogaananthan S/O Theva - "Singapore Chronicles—Heritage, by Kennie Ting", Asian Journal of Social Science, vol. 46, no. 4-5, 2018, pp. 591-593.
- Yogaananthan S/O Theva & Rahul Mukherji - "India-Singapore Bilateral Relations (1965–2012): The Role of Geo-Politics, Ideas, Interests, and Political Will", India Review, vol. 14, no. 4, 2015, pp. 419-439.
Last updated on 21/05/2019