A fond memory

Once upon a time, theriskyshift.com was a hub of debate for the next generation of political thinkers. Then those editing the political thinkers went and found employers who weren’t so keen on them editing political thinkers. Thus the story ended.

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A massive THANK YOU to all our readers and contributors for making theriskyshift.com what it was. We on the editorial team thoroughly enjoyed our work with TRS – it was a resounding success and we walk away with some amazing memories.

Some of the things we achieved:

  • Nearly a quarter of a million unique visitors annually
  • Over 130 top notch contributors, including journalists from the New York Times, the Guardian, the Economist, the Times of Israel (we could continue…), think tank researchers, political advisors (there was even a NATO chap involved) and of course some of the brightest post grads out there
  • Affiliations with the D.C.-based Centre for International Maritime Security, the Atlantic Council of Canada, Cambridge University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Dedicated Italian and Polish sections of the site
  • Photo bombed the White House; invited to the Brazilian Embassy Christmas party in London
  • Listed on Google News, cited across the mainstream media (and extensively on Wikipedia)
  • Podcasts featured on iTunes

Editorial team

Tom Hashemi @tomhashemi
James Sheehan @JsheehanDC
Giuseppe Paparella @Josephierre
Jill Hallgren @JillHallgren
Jan Raudszus @janraudszus
Jamiesha Majevadia @Jamiesha_Maj

Contributors

Aaron Taylor
Aldo Paparo
Alex Clackson
Alex Hall
Alex Maxwell
Amaury Vergely
Anastasia Kyriacou
Andrew Gawthorpe
Andrew Heaton
Andrew Totten
Anthony Machcinski
Antonio Petrarulo
Ben Brockschmidt
Benjamin Gibert
Bob Tollast
Caterina Cattinoni
Catherine Connolly
Charles Felder
Chiara Silvestri
Chris Peys
Ciaran Carey
Claire Ainsley
Damon Schmidt
Dane Roth
Daniel Crump
Daniel Moore
Daniel Vanello
Daniel Zuidijk
Darren Duffy
David Hurden
David Schaefer
David Weinczok
Dimitrios Machairas
Dominc Baldwin
Edward Austin
Edward Goldring
Edward Perello
Emily Jones
Emlyn Mooney
Eugenio Lilli
Fabrizio Ribelli
Fiona Howard
Fran Lambrick
Frazier Fathers
George the Dog
Gianluca Cafagna
Guiseppe Paparella
Harry Martisius
Henry Severs
Houssem Tefiani
Hsin-Yi Lo
Ian Sundstrom
Jack Moore
James Butler
Jamiesha Majevadia
Jan Raudszus
Janani Krishnaswamy
Jennifer Shim
Jenny Grant
Jenny Holland
Jill Hallgren
Jilna Shah
John Quinn
Joseph Carter
Karl Toomet
Kat Hanna
Ken Manson
Kim Jolliffe
Kit Weaver
Lisa Flueckiger
Lisa Murgatroyd
Lizzy McNeill
Lorenzo Costaguta
Lucy Thirkell
Ludo Hashemi
Mabel Kwong
Mairi Annabel Leggatt
Marco Pellerey
Marianna Bettini
Martin Bowman
Marzio Cimini
Matt Wahnsidler
Matthew Jowett
Matthew Reed
Matthew Schwitzer
Maximillian Greenstein
Megan Worman
Michele Versari
Miles French
Moses Sserwanga
Nabila Kazi
Natalie Littlefield
Nicholas Bishop
Nicholas Leahy
Nicholas Wong
Nicola Andriani
Nicola Degli Esposti
Nicolas Bennet Jones
Nikolaj Werk
Oliver Duggan
Olivia Ainsworth
Patrick McGhee
Paul Smythe
Pavlos Efthymiou
Peter Solomon
Philippe Dufort
Purav Patel
Richard Armstrong
Rob Blair
Rob Pinfold
Rowena Razak
Salvatore Dechirico
Sam Ferdowsi
Samuel Lewendon
Selin Kavlak
Serguisz Scheller
Tasbiah Akhtar
Thomas Kaye
Thomas Wadsworth
Thomas Wingert
Tom Hashemi
Tony Marriott
Torie Rose DeGhett
Tristan Gray
Ugne Frolenkova
Veronica Prates
Vincenzo Bellini
Yasin Ali
Zack Tyman

Once upon a time, theriskyshift.com was a hub of debate for the next generation of political thinkers. Then those editing the political thinkers went and found employers who weren't so keen on them editing political thinkers. Thus the story ended.