Where Do My Readers Reside? As an IR prof, this is naturally of interest to me, if no one else.
- Canada: Not a surprise since my topics are often on Canada and my students and former students mostly reside here.
- US: Not a surprise either, as much of stuff is focused on the US
- UK: Another place with former students, plus I touch on British issues.
- Norway: Hmmm. Maybe the folks at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo?
- Australia: Again, a country I have discussed, in part due to my trip there last summer (their winter) but also their interesting role in Afghanistan.
- Germany: I tease them, they read me.
- Netherlands: Again, the Afghanistan connection, plus perhaps my posts about The Hague last winter when I visited.
- France: McGill students end up in France quite often, plus I blogged much about France due to Libya.
- India: I talk about Pakistan in a negative way?
- Belgium: I blogged a bit about Belgium when I was there last winter.
- Philippines: at least one former student is there
- Hungary: a co-author is there, plus other Central European University connections.
- Sweden: Maybe some of the folks at Uppsala who study civil war follow me.
- New Zealand.
The fun category would be those countries where only one person visited my site once: Malta, Macau, Brunei, Niger, Martinique, Sri Lanka, Isle of Man, Kazakhstan, Guinea, DRC, El Salvador, Oman, Bolivia, Iran, Bahamas, Maldives, Vanuatu, Aruba, Honduras, Belize, Ecuador, Zambia, Jersey, Ethiopia, Barbados, Mauritius.
--Islands, South America, Africa. The only surprising one here might be Sri Lanka since I have written about that country and its conflict on occasion.
There are countries where no one has ever viewed my blog: Nicaragua, Paraguay, Libya, Mauritania, Chad, Sudan, Central African Republic, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Somalia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgzstan, Burma.
--Some failed states, some very authoritarian states, countries with low internet access. Not really saying that my blog should be read around the world--it is hardly relevant for anyone--but the patterns are interesting.