October 01, 2021
Sputnik Over Delhi: Production of Russian Vaccine Kicks Off in India
By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s COVID-19 vaccine production reflects its critical global position. The country is manufacturing its own, plus European, American, and Russian, vaccines.
September 17, 2021
The Forgotten Vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V in Thailand and Southeast Asia
By Tita Sanglee
Despite all the hype and promises, Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has made few inroads in Southeast Asia.
May 07, 2021
Vaccinations Progress Slowly in Central Asia
By Catherine Putz
For myriad reasons, vaccination programs in Central Asia are proceeding slowly. Hesitancy is one factor.
May 06, 2021
How Mongolia Made the Most of Vaccine Diplomacy
By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia has received vaccines not only from neighbors China and Russia, but from India and COVAX as well.
May 05, 2021
Russia Turns to China to Make Sputnik Shots to Meet Demand
By Huizhong Wu and Daria Litvinova
While pledging hundreds of millions of doses, Russia has only delivered a fraction. It’s turning to Chinese companies to help pick up the pace.
February 23, 2021
China and Russia: Vaccine Competitors or Partners?
By Elizabeth Wishnick
Despite cooperating on some aspects, China and Russia are also directly competing for the same vaccine markets - and the national prestige that comes with it.
January 29, 2021
Great Power Competition and the COVID-19 Vaccine Race
By Danil Bochkov
China, Russia, and the U.S. are all using vaccines as diplomatic tools, giving a political dimension to other countries’ medical choices.
December 21, 2020
Uzbekistan Hedging Vaccine Bets with Russian Purchase
By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan launches trials of a Chinese vaccine, but purchases Russian vaccine.
August 28, 2020
Kazakhstan Settles Deal With Russia for Vaccine Supply
By Catherine Putz
Russia's vaccine has not completed critically important phase III trials, but Kazakhstan has made a deal for access if Sputnik V proves effective.