Lillian Posner

Lillian Posner is a research associate for Think Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Lillian worked as a writer and editor at the National Interest, where she focused primarily on global health, geopolitics, and security issues in Eurasia. She earned her master's degree in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she wrote her master's capstone on corruption and import substitution in the Russian pharmaceutical industry. Previously she interned at the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. She has also traveled extensively around Russia. 


Russia's War on Food

Russia's own food security is yet another casualty of its eight-year war in Ukraine


From Aleppo to Mariupol

Attacks on medical facilities in Syria and Ukraine will leave lasting scars


How Russia's Invasion Shot Down Sputnik V

Russia's decision to invade Ukraine hinders the use and distribution of its vaccine worldwide


The Fallout for People Forced to Leave Ukraine

The short- and long-term health effects of the Russia-Ukraine war


Ukrainian Culture as Medicine

Six books and movies to soothe the heartbreak of the war in Ukraine


After "Bloody January," Health and Safety in Kazakhstan Look Shaky

Wealth disparities in Kazakhstan have left holes in the health system


Spotify's COVID-19 Controversy

How artists Neil Young and Joni Mitchell took a stand against COVID-19 disinformation


COVID-19 and the World's Militaries

A snapshot of how COVID-19 has reshaped military activity across the globe


A Look at Women's Protests

A snapshot of women-led protests around the world


Why Aren't Russians Getting Vaccinated?

A COVID-19 shot has been available for months, yet vaccination rates remain low


UPDATED: Timeline of the Coronavirus

A frequently updated tracker of emerging developments from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic