About the Expert
Célestine Bohlen is the 2020–21 Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her research concentrates on the “frozen conflicts” in the former Soviet Union and the consequences of their ambiguous status. She has been teaching journalism at Sciences Po in Paris since 2011 and is an occasional contributor to the New York Times. Bohlen was a New York Times correspondent in Budapest and Rome and an international affairs columnist in Paris until 2016. She was a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2014. Previously, Bohlen was a foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She was posted to Moscow three times—in the 1980s during the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev for the Washington Post and twice for the New York Times in the 1990s, concluding with the rise of Vladimir Putin.