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Jill Dougherty

Jill Dougherty

Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Contributor to CNN

Jill Dougherty’s chief area of interest and expertise is Russia and the post-Soviet region. She served as CNN correspondent for three decades, reporting from more than 50 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, China, North Korea and Russia. She left CNN in 2014 in order to carry out research and writing on the Russia media and the Russian government’s international and domestic communications strategy. She has also carried out field research at the International Centre for Defence and Security in Tallinn. Her articles have appeared on,, The Wilson Quarterly,, and other websites and publications. Dougherty is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Affairs Council, while she continues with CNN as a Contributor, providing on-air expert commentary on Russia.
Updated: May 14, 2019