Shaun Riordan is a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations (“Clingendael”) and a senior analyst with Wikistrat. At Clingendael, Shaun heads the project on Business Diplomacy and is a member of the Futures for Diplomacy team. He also works as an independent consultant on geopolitical risk and diplomacy for governments, Spanish companies and Anglo-American hedge funds.
Shaun spent 16 years in the British Diplomatic Service, including postings to New York, Beijing and Madrid and stints in the Counter-Terrorist and Yugoslav Departments of the Foreign Office in London.
Shaun is author of “The New Diplomacy” (Polity 2003), “Adios a la Diplomacia” (Siglo XXI, 2005) and “Reforming Foreign Services for the 21st Century” (Clingendael 2010) and co-author (with Paul Ormerod) of “A New Approach to the Analysis of Geo-Political Risk”, (with Brian Hocking, Paul Sharp and Jan Melissen) “Diplomatic Futures: Integrative Diplomacy” (Clingendael 2012) and a Clingendael policy brief “Whither Foreign Ministries?”. He is co-editor of the special edition of the Hague Journal of Diplomacy on Business Diplomacy.