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Zachary Paikin

Researcher in EU Foreign Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

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Dr. Zachary Paikin is a Researcher in EU Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (CEPS) and a Nonresident Research Fellow with the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy in Toronto. 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). He has been a member of the YGLN since 2021. From 2017 to 2020, he was Senior Editor of Global Brief magazine. Paikin was named a GLOBSEC Young Leader in 2019 and holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent.

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Network reflections: Xi’s visit to Moscow

After President XI’s visit to Moscow, we asked our network members for their thoughts on what this means for the war in Ukraine and global politics more broadly. Is China ramping up its support for Russia or acting as a calming influence on a potential future junior partner? Read the piece to see our members’ contributions in full.