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Dr. Zachary Paikin is a Nonresident Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy and a Researcher in EU Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (CEPS). He is also Senior Visiting Fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London, UK.

Paikin is an expert with the Canada-Russia Research Initiative based at the University of Victoria and a collaborator with the Network for Strategic Analysis, part of the Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) programme of the Department of National Defence of Canada. Additionally, he is an affiliated expert with the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, as well as a member of the Cooperative Security Initiative, a project co-launched by GLOBSEC and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Vienna office with the support of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In 2021, he was invited to join the European Leadership Network’s Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN).

His policy analyses have been published by leading global think tanks including the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the Russian International Affairs Council, the Valdai Discussion Club, the Foundation for Strategic Research, LSE IDEAS, and the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute. From 2017 to 2020, he was Senior Editor of Global Brief magazine. He was named a GLOBSEC Young Leader in 2019.

Paikin holds a BA in Middle East Studies and Political Science from McGill University, a Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Toronto’s Munk School, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent.