Dr. Zachary Paikin is a Researcher in EU Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (CEPS). He is also a Nonresident Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy in Toronto and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London, UK. He additionally holds expert affiliations with the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and with the Canada-Russia Research Initiative (CRRI) based at the University of Victoria. Paikin is also a member of the Cooperative Security Initiative, a project supported by the OSCE that works toward enhancing support for international cooperation in the wider European region. His research, which focuses on great power relations and the future of world order, has been published by leading think tanks including the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal United Services Institute, the Russian International Affairs Council, LSE IDEAS, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique, and the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute. In 2019, he was named a GLOBSEC Young Leader and in 2021 he was invited to join the European Leadership Network’s Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN). Paikin holds a BA in Middle East Studies and Political Science from McGill University, a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto’s Munk School, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK.
- Great Power Relations
- World Order
- Trine Flockhart and Zachary Paikin, eds. (2023). Rebooting Global International Society: Change, Contestation, and Resilience. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Zachary Paikin, “Through thick and thin: Russia, China and the future of Eurasian International Society,” International Politics (2020).
- Zachary Paikin, “Great power rivalry and the weakening of collective hegemony: revisiting the relationship between international order and international society,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 33:6 (2020).
- Zachary Paikin, Kaneshko Sangar & Camille-Renaud Merlen, “Russia’s Eurasian past, present and future: rival international societies and Moscow’s place in the post-cold war world,” European Politics and Society 20:2 (2019): 225-243.
- Elena Korosteleva & Zachary Paikin (dir.), “Russia between east and west, and the future of Eurasian order,” International Politics (2020).