Gaia Racca

Gaia Racca has studied Politics and Economics at DLD London and is now an International Relations student in the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Her main areas of interests are security and defence in North Africa and the geopolitical situation in the Mediterranean.

This week saw the fall of the 63rd Italian government in 70 years.The country’s population was asked to amend the constitution, to abolish symmetric bicameralism and to eliminate the provinces. The answer was a loud and clear ‘No’.  The reasons behind the choice of 60 percent of the electorate are complicated and inherently contradictory...Full Article »
October 2016 marks an important month on the historical calendar of Somalia. After more than thirty years of violence, chaos and political instability the country held the first electoral steps to determine a roadmap for what could be called its ‘most democratic’ election in decades – with delegates casting votes for the members of the Upper House...Full Article »
Yesterday, in a historic referendum, the population of Colombia decided to vote “No” to the peace agreement that would have officially ended 52 years of conflict. 50.22% of the electorate ruled against President Juan Manuel Santos’s proposed deal with the FARC.Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, leader of the opposition and supporter of the...Full Article »
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The recent nuclear test carried out by North Korea has had far reaching consequences on the geopolitical dynamics of the region. While Japan, South Korea and the US reacted unanimously, calling for further sanctions against Pyongyang and increasing their military presence on the peninsula, China sat on the fence. China’s unclear position on the...Full Article »
On 20 October 2011, an end to Libya’s misery appeared to be in sight. Gaddafi’s death fulfilled the mandate of NATO Operation Unified Protector and international forces left the country in the uncertain hands of the National Transitional Council (NTC). The power vacuum created by the regime change led to severe political instability and, as of now...Full Article »
The see-saw relationship between Turkey and Russia is no new thing.A healthy relationship cultivated for almost twenty years after WWI soured as the Cold War set in, with Turkey joining NATO in 1952. The death of Stalin just one year later, and the invasion of Cyprus in 1974, drove Turkey away from the West and back again into a tentative Russian...Full Article »