Ritika Passi is a Visiting Fellow at ORF. She is also a 2021 Indo-Pacific Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. Her work focuses on connectivity in the Indo-Pacific —particularly infrastructure connectivity — and its use as a foreign policy tool, its political economy, consequences for global economic governance, and interaction with the evolving development finance landscape.
She was previously a Fellow at ORF, where she tracked regional connectivity (BRI, AAGC, INSTC); the changing global economic order and its geopolitical impact; and Indian foreign policy. She co-hosted the first season of ORF’s Armchair Strategist podcast, and curated and edited The Raisina Files (2017-2019) as well as the inaugural edition of The Raisina Edit (2020) as part of The Raisina Dialogue.
Her publications include the study "India and China in Multilateral Economic Governance," presented at the Nordic-Baltic Seminar on MDBs/IFIs in January 2019; the chapter "Unpacking Economic Motivations and Non-economic Consequences of Connectivity Infrastructure Under OBOR" (IPE Series, Springer, 2018); and the essay "India's Response to China's Belt and Road Initiative: A Policy in Motion" (Asia Policy, 2017).
Ritika graduated with a Masters in International Security from Sciences Po, Paris, France (summa cum laude). Her undergraduate degree is in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, India.
- Infrastructure connectivity
- Infrastructure finance
- Global economic governance