Europe’s ‘unity’ for the sake of ‘unity’ against Russia is misguided
Dr. Zachary Paikin (@zpaikin) is a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and a non-resident research fellow with the Toronto-based Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD). He is also Senior Visiting Fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London, UK. Paikin is a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) and a collaborator with the Network for Strategic Analysis (RAS-NSA), funded by the Canadian Department of National Defence.
He is also a member of the Canada-Russia Research Initiative (CRRI) based at the University of Victoria and serves on the Expert Council of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations. Additionally, he was a member of the Cooperative Security Initiative, a project to strengthen East-West cooperation supported by the OSCE secretariat and co-organized by GLOBSEC and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Vienna office. Paikin was a speechwriter at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York as part of the Canadian government’s bid for a UN Security Council seat in 2020. He holds a PhD in international relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK and was named a GLOBSEC Young Leader in 2019. 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 Foundation for Strategic Research, and the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute.