My name is Jodutt Basrawi. Hence the initials J.B. In China, people call me 乔达 (Qiao Da). Jodutt is the Arabic translation of Cevdet, a prominent Turkish first name. My last name in Turkish translates to Basralı (a resident/native of Basra). Hence the initials C.B. My name is an Arabic name, so to provide it justice, it is originally written as جودت بصراوي. Hence the initials ج.ب.

This website displays analyses, interests, and thoughts, all of which are my own. My interests shift around more frequently than a fish swimming in a bowl. Theodore Roosevelt, former U.S. president, had a similar mindset, so I like to think I am on a good path. Thankfully, so far, I believe I am.

I am a law student in New Hampshire, the heart of New England, and I came here following a year-long gig in Washington, D.C., a city that has never experienced arthritis. Before that, I lived in Los Angeles and spent my formative years there making mistakes and doing things I would’ve never imagined. After all, I lived in Saudi Arabia most of my life, where life is slightly more mundane and led to rather little imagination. Still, in retrospect, life in Saudi Arabia was and still is beautiful. Over there, I made plans that ultimately did not take shape, yet they brought me to places that I recommend everyone else to go to.

Overall, things did not go as planned. But that’s pretty cool, actually. The credit for this journey goes to family, friends, role models, and loved ones. None of this would have happened without them.