Lucio Caracciolo (b. 1954) is rated one of Italy's leading geopolitical analysts. After studying philosophy he joined La Repubblica in 1976, where he was chief of the political section. From 1986 to 1995 he chaired the leftist review MicroMega, and in 1993 founded the geopolitical review Limes, which he still directs. He teaches international relations at San Raffaele university in Milan and at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome and writes regular commentary for La Repubblica and L'Espresso.