When I was a little girl I had the habit of starting diaries and then forgetting all about them. While sifting through the basement at my parents' house not too long ago, I counted twelve - twelve! - half begun and never finished diaries spanning about a five year period. I was mortified. Yet it would appear that since September(-ish) my childhood habit has reemerged with respect to this blog. But no more. Nope. I've made a pre-New Year's New Year resolution (seeing that I rarely keep the resolutions I make on New Year's proper, I figure this might be a sneaky way to avert the inevitable downfall...) to blog regularly. There are far too many fascinating things going on not to.
As you can see, I've moved to a new site which will hopefully bring you much aesthetic pleasure and happy reading. As always, feel free to leave comments or drop me a line - it's always great to hear from you!
My blog reflects my research interests: East Africa and the Horn; international security; African emerging markets; global financial regulation; U.S.-China relations; and the emergence of China as a major global economic and political actor. Occasional intellectual detours likely.
I am a doctoral canditate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. I hold an M.Phil in Comparative Government from Oxford (2008), and a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Northwestern University (2006).