Rethinking Canadian identity and independence in a post-American world
Zachary Paikin / @zpaikin
Foreign policy analyst and international relations scholar
Zachary Paikin is a non-resident research fellow at the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy in Toronto and a senior visiting fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London, U.K. He is also 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 a policy expert with the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and a member of the Cooperative Security Initiative, a project launched by GLOBSEC and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation's Vienna office with the support of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. His policy analyses have been published by leading global think tanks, including the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal United Services Institute, the Russian International Affairs Council, the Valdai Discussion Club, the Foundation for Strategic Research and LSE IDEAS. 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.