Linda Slapakova is a research assistant with RAND Europe working in the area of defence, security, and infrastructure. Her educational and professional experience spans a range of security and defence issue areas including multinational military interventions, trans-Atlantic security, and counterterrorism.
Prior to joining RAND, she conducted research with think tanks and organisations in Brussels and the UK including the Crime Terror Nexus Project, the Institute for Economics and Peace, and the Centre for European Policy Studies. She holds a M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Oxford and a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in international affairs (European peace and security studies) from Vesalius College Brussels.