Welcome to my blog, where I will be sharing commentary on recent (and not-so-recent) events in international affairs, musings on topics that I find interesting (including art and music), book reviews and reading recommendations, and reflections on my experience as a researcher in Ghana. This will be in part an exercise in slow critique, hence the not-so-recent commentary; I will try to provide a nuanced analysis of complex events that are making headlines but are being oversimplified and misunderstood. Sometimes, that takes a while. Some of the writing will be scholarly, some of it more policy-oriented, but the intention is for it to always be accessible and intellectually stimulating. My goal is to make obscure academic research easily understandable and connect ideas from a variety of disciplines. I hope you enjoy!