Shaun Riordan is Director of the Department for Diplomacy and Cyberspace in the European Institute of International Studies and a senior visiting fellow of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, “Clingendael”. He is also an independent geopolitical risk consultant. A former British diplomat, he served in New York, Taiwan, Beijing, and Madrid, as well as the departments of counter-terrorism and the Eastern Adriatic in the Foreign Office.
Shaun has taught at diplomatic academies in the Dominican Republic, Spain, Armenia, and Bulgaria. He is the author of The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: A Diplomatic Perspective (Brill, 2019), “Cyber Diplomacy: Managing Security and Governance Online” (Polity, 2019), “Adios a la Diplomacia” (Siglo XXI, 2005) and “The New Diplomacy” (Polity, 2003).