Zachary Paikin is Assistant Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent. He is also currently Senior Editor for the international affairs magazine Global Brief, a publication affiliated with the Toronto-based Institute for 21st Century Questions.
Paikin's doctoral research has focused on Russia-West and Russia-China relations over the course of the post-Cold War period, and the impact these have had on the international order. He is 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, and additionally serves as a Visiting Fellow at the London-based Global Policy Institute.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies and Political Science from McGill University and a Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.