Judy Twigg

Judy Twigg is a professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University. While on the faculty at VCU, Twigg is also a senior associate (nonresident) with the Russia and Eurasia Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and consultant to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and U.S. federal government. She has worked with UNICEF, the Social Science Research Council, and John Snow, Inc. Her work covers issues of health, demographic change, and health systems reform in Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.


Vaccine Dreams and Russian Reality

Putin's gamble on an untested cure has high stakes—it could pay off if it actually works but will cost lives if it fails


Coronavirus in Russia: First Wave, Round Two—The Regions

COVID-19 wreaks destruction in Dagestan and other places where rural destitution smacks into obfuscating officialdom


Coronavirus in Ukraine

In heat of pandemic, Ukraine’s American and European partners shouldn’t let their support of one valuable ally grow cold