Linda Slapakova is an analyst with RAND Europe working in the area of defence, security, and infrastructure. Her educational and professional experience spans a range of security and defence policy areas including emerging security threats, trans-Atlantic security and defence cooperation, and counterterrorism.
Prior to joining RAND, Slapakova 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 an 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.