Komlan Avoulete is an independent international relations analyst and writer. He is an expert in African affairs, U.S.-Africa relations, France-Africa relations, and public diplomacy. He is a contributing writer at International Policy Digest, and his writings have appeared in Foreign Policy Research Institute, Eurasia Review, and The Week (UK), among other publications. He has worked and interned with various organizations, including the U.S. State Department, World Learning, and Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia. Komlan holds a B.S. in Sociology of Education from the University of Lomé (Togo) and an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations, specializing in International Security and Africa from Seton Hall University. He is fluent in English, French, and Ewe, and originally hails from Togo, a country in West Africa.