Alan Riley

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(academic, lawyer, journalist)
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Alma materDurham University, Edinburgh University
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team
Interests • Energy
• European law
• Tax havens
• Shale Gas

Dr. Alan Riley is an associate Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft, where his job title is "EU Liaison Experience" and the role description is "Russian use of the energy weapon and infowar; use of legislation to fight Russian influence and disinformation ".[1] He is also a non-resident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council. He has published various papers about law and energy policy. He is Member of the Advisory Committee of the Energy Community.[2]


Alan Riley studied law at Durham University, then obtained an LLM in EC Law from Edinburgh University, concluding his studies there with a PhD. This thesis was entitled A Radical Thesis: Reforming EC Competition Law. He qualified as a solicitor in 1991.


Riley has written for a range of newspapers including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times. He was formerly Professor of Law, City University, London. Alan Riley has also written a number of academic papers including for International Energy Law Review.[3][4]

He has spoken at CYBERSEC[5]

He is one of the authors of the Document:China’s Strategy towards Europe: Implications and Policy Recommendations for EU Security


In 2014 he started a business with another IfS fellow, Samantha de Bendern.


In 2016 Alan Riley published Brexit: Causes and Consequences with another IfS fellow, Francis Ghilès.


A Document by Alan Riley

TitleDocument typePublication date
Document:China’s Strategy towards Europe: Implications and Policy Recommendations for EU Securityanalysis, policy recommendations26 December 2018


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