\int_{-\pi}^{\pi} \ln (a-e^{ix}) \ dx \ a > 0


My first inclination was to let  z = e^{ix} to get


 \int_{C_{1}^{+}(0)} \ln (a-z) \frac{dz}{iz} = 2\pi i \ \text{Res} \Big[ \frac{ln (a-z)}{iz}, 0 \Big] = 2 \pi \ln a

But that's only the solution for when  a \ge 1 .

Is issue that the log function is a multivalued function, and I didn't define a branch cut? Do I need to deform the contour somehow?