A diplomat during the Reagan years, and a lawyer with global clients for over 20 years, Lloyd Richardson brings three decades of experience in international policy and infrastructure development to his writing on American intelligence.  He is fluent in Chinese and has held diplomatic posts abroad and at the State Department, where his last assignment was as staff assistant to the Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.  He has previously written on America’s foreign policy for Policy Review, a publication of the Hoover Institution.

Mr. Richardson has served as an advisor to the US Government with respect to infrastructure development in emerging markets countries. He has traveled through much of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa in that capacity, and spent a year in Nairobi as an embedded advisor to the Kenyan Government.  Mr. Richardson practiced law in the DC area for many years, advising clients on infrastructure projects and corporate matters.  Most recently, Mr. Richardson  served for three years as counsel to CASA-1000, an energy project linking Central and South Asia.  He was named to “Best Lawyers in America” for nearly a decade.  Mr. Richardson is accomplished in Alternative Dispute Resolution and holds degrees from Brown, Princeton, and Columbia.