The idea for this blog came about after a friend and former colleague asked for recommendations for English-language blogs discussing French foreign policy. I dug around and couldn’t find much (if anything) out there. So this blog is in some ways an attempt at filling that gap. It’s also very much meant to be an outlet for my own opinions and analysis. While it was initially meant to be focused on French foreign policy, I realized that I wanted to use this blog to talk about a much wider variety of issues and events.

A little about me … I was born in France (from French parents) but lived in the US for 15 years, from the age of 10. I went to high school, college and graduate school in the US, and worked for a few years in Washington DC doing advocacy work related to Africa and international justice mechanisms for a human rights organization. After that, I lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 2 and a half years, working as an international consultant for a local human rights NGO. I now live in Kathmandu, Nepal.

I welcome any feedback and commentary on this blog – I hope this will be a learning experience for me as much as for people reading my posts. You can also follow me on Twitter (@jrousselot) where I tweet on a wide variety of subjects: women’s rights, LGBT rights, Nepal, Cambodia, Africa, US politics, etc.


Disclaimer: the views and opinions expressed in this blog are mine and mine only, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my employer.


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