Ritika Passi works on connectivity in the Indo-Pacific — its use as a foreign policy tool, consequences for economic development, and effect on global economic governance. She was most recently a Fellow with Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in Delhi, where she tracked regional connectivity; the changing global economic order and its geopolitical impact; and Indian foreign policy. Her work has focused on the progress of the Belt and Road Initiative and competing alternatives, as well as the evolving development finance landscape, with a particular focus on infrastructure finance. She co-hosted the first season of ORF’s Armchair Strategist podcast, and curated and edited The Raisina Files as well as the inaugural edition of The Raisina Edit as part of The Raisina Dialogue.
Ritika is currently a Visiting Fellow with ORF. She was part of the 2019 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program. She holds a Masters in International Security from Sciences Po.