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Author Archives: Judith Fagelson

Judith Fagelson is a Junior Fellow with a particular interest in the human rights and development implications of territorial conflicts in the Former Soviet Union. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Russian and an MSc in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. She currently works as a Programmes Officer for World Jewish Relief, the UK Jewish community’s humanitarian and development agency, where she supports the management of health and social care projects in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia. She also translates part-time for Rights in Russia, a charitable organisation dedicated to providing anglophone audiences with information about human rights in Russia.

Vaccine politics in Eurasia

With over 190 countries signed up, the wait for COVAX vaccinations is likely to be long, and the scheme will only provide doses for up to a fifth of receiving countries’ populations. On the borders of Europe, this process has been fraught with geopolitics, centring in large part around the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine, as the complementary and opposing examples of Belarus and Ukraine demonstrate.

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