What is RAIA Group?

It’s the place where you come to learn about:

  • • the stories and worries of political leaders
  • • the ‘behind the scenes’ of decision-makers
  • • how politics impacts and changes your life, wherever you are

With our unique perspective, you will understand international affairs and how it affects you.

“Once you see it, you won’t help but notice”


Meet the Team

Adriana Rodriguez Rivera

Adriana Rodriguez Rivera

General Coordination- Content

Adriana Rodriguez Rivera

General Coordination- Content

Elvira Bermúdez Fernández

Elvira Bermúdez Fernández

General Coordination – Internal

Elvira Bermúdez Fernández

General Coordination – Internal

Balder Hageraats

Balder Hageraats

Director

Balder Hageraats

Director

Ariel Eva Segal

Ariel Eva Segal

Editor

Ariel Eva Segal

Editor

Ishwari Sawant

Ishwari Sawant

Editor

Ishwari Sawant

Editor

Sarah McFadden

Sarah McFadden

Editor

Sarah McFadden

Editor

Luis Joaquín Martínez Carrón

Luis Joaquín Martínez Carrón

Project Development- Content Production

Luis Joaquín Martínez Carrón

Project Development- Content Production

Elena Sabau Barthe

Elena Sabau Barthe

Project Development

Elena Sabau Barthe

Project Development

Aashna Gadia

Aashna Gadia

Project Development

Aashna Gadia

Project Development

Clemente Jan Gilardini

Clemente Jan Gilardini

Communications Coordinator

Clemente Jan Gilardini

Communications Coordinator

Wesley Swan

Wesley Swan

Social Media Manager

Wesley Swan

Social Media Manager

Joshua Dario Hasenstab

Joshua Dario Hasenstab

Website

Joshua Dario Hasenstab

Website


Our Story

Who are you? Why RAIA? Why the individual? 

We are young professionals who grew tired of constantly reading and hearing the same news: “The U.S. did this.” “The EU said that.” “China is going everywhere.” We had become exhausted trying to find unique analysis and insights into all this overgeneralized noise. Therefore, we turned our exhaustion into innovation and set out to create an alternative to the usual news media and political analysis available today. 

And, after months of questioning, researching, brainstorming, editing, deleting, observing, adapting and polishing, RAIA Group was born. The RAIA platform you see and utilize today aims to simplify, rather than generalize, the key events, decisions, deals and conflicts. This is of utmost importance in the ever-changing world of international relations.

However, how does one simplify the grand, globalized, geopolitical world of policymaking? Easy, go to the source. From our studies and experiences, we have discovered there is more behind foreign policy than the final decision or action taken by a nation–there is an individual. A human being, like you and me, who is influenced by their friends, family, education, nationality, career, diet and yes, even occasionally, their dogs. Simply put an ordinary person placed in an extraordinary position of policymaking. 

So here we are, seeking the source of the decision. Analyzing the individual and the spheres of influence surrounding them to better understand why they made a decision. Why has Xi agreed to the latest trade deal with Trump? Why is Khamenei at odds with European leaders? What policies is Georgieva heating up at the IMF? Why is Putin frenemies with Erdogan? You, as an individual, will have to decide to keep reading and find out


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