floraflanca was created in August 2015, a couple of months after I obtained a master’s degree in international relations. I wanted to continue doing some research in while working in a think tank. And although this work experience widened my curiosity (especially regarding defense and security topics), it also restricted me to topics that were not always of my choosing.
Writing a blog was, for me, the opportunity to decide what I wanted to research and read about. It has since helped be narrow down my core interests, namely decolonization, territorial conflicts, questions of sovereignty, international organization and global governance. I sometimes stray from these issues here, depending on what comes up in the news or what I hear about.
I hope you enjoy the read. Don’t hesitate to leave me comments!