Zachary Paikin was Senior Editor of Global Brief Magazine.
Paikin’s academic research has focussed on Russia-West and Russia-China relations and their impact on international order over the course of the post-Cold War period. He is an expert with the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, as well as a founding member of the Cooperative Security Initiative, a project supported by the OSCE aimed at strengthening international cooperation in Europe. Paikin is also a member of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s ‘Fresh Look on Eastern European Trends’ group, which brings young policy experts and scholars to Vienna twice annually for workshops designed to publish reports on European peace and security. He is a senior visiting fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London, UK, and was named a GLOBSEC Young Leader in 2019.
Paikin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies and Political Science from McGill University, a Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent.