We want to

  • + Reconnect the global disenfranchised youth with international politics.
  • + By providing a unique translation of International Affairs at their fingertips.
  • + Through the work of a diverse and dynamic group of young professionals.

How do
we do it

Translating the abstract world of international affairs by simplifying rather than generalising, visualising rather than beclouding, and deepening understanding of people’s motives rather than polarising their differences. Our dynamic website and other projects are the platforms to achieve these goals.

Why work with RAIA

Sustainable Development Goals Compatibility

  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Peace, justice and strong institutions

Understanding world politics is challenging. Some devote their entire lifetime to studies in the field of International Relations and still struggle to explain the world. The means online are available but, who understands them? RAIA, a group of young and diverse professionals, aims to help young world citizens understand what is happening in the world, why it is happening. and how it influences their lives.

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Our Perspectives
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War and Peace

Gender Equality is very important to us - apart from it being fair and there being no rational reason against it. We firmly believe that a more diverse team deepens and widens our analysis of International Relations. How can one claim to understand the world if they haven’t asked one half of the population about the way it affects them and their position towards it? Furthermore, we strive to highlight achievements (or failures) of female leaders in international affairs in order to put them on the map (in our case literally) of International Relations.

In order to achieve Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, it is important that citizens, especially the young generations of any country, understand why conflicts arise, why justice is not served and how strong institutions are built. This understanding among the future shaping generations will be a step to build peace, enable justice and strengthen institutions.

Why we do it

Looking at the global youth environment around us, RAIA encountered an issue of disenfranchisement with international politics. Global and regional organisations agree this is a problem that needs to be tackled. 

The World Values Survey indicates that relatively poor voter turnout among youth is a global phenomenon, but especially in North America, Europe and Africa.
With the global youth population standing at 1.2 billion, the exclusion of young people from formal political processes threatens the legitimacy of political systems and structures.
Long-term political and economic disengagement of Africa's youth can negatively impact the social cohesion of communities (...) as well as their peace, security and stability.
Reasons for their underrepresentation vary. They include lack of knowledge, interest, or trust (...) that make it hard for young people to participate in an effective and meaningful way.
Los datos del Latinobarómetro en 2013 revelan que el 72% de los jóvenes se declaraba poco o nada interesado en la política. Tales porcentajes iban desde un 88% en Chile hasta un 66% en Paraguay
A catalyst for change will likely begin within Southeast Asia’s politically and economically disenfranchised youth. Younger populations which are tired of the region’s endemically ineffective governance.

What do we
stand for

Diversity

We want to bridge the existing gaps between regional and gender diversity in our industry.

Approachability

We believe that making content approachable to our audience is key

Non-ideological

We do not censor based on ideology because we are aware of our own biases, through the constant exchange within our team we ensure that we address them.

Independence

We ensure absolute editorial independence in the content we produce, irrespective of financial contributions we might receive due to our not-for-profit nature.