The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the world’s major regions and significant foreign policy issues. In addition to producing books, articles, op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and interactives, the Studies Program administers eleven fellowship programs. 

Expert Spotlight

Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development

Health Trade Development

Stephen Sestanovich

George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Russia Europe and Eurasia U.S. Foreign Policy

In Focus: Jerusalem

Robert Danin BBC

Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies Robert Danin discusses President Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel's capital. 

Podcasts

Trump Foreign Policy

CFR's Elliott Abrams joins James Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine President Donald J. Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The mission is to be a resource and a source of ideas, and to provide analysis and background to help people understand the world. — Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Blogs

Asia Unbound

CFR fellows and other experts assess the latest issues emerging in Asia today.

Follow the Money

Brad Setser tracks cross-border flows, with a bit of macroeconomics thrown in.

Africa in Transition

John Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact Us

James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Janine Hill
Director, Fellowship Affairs
Amy R. Baker
Director, Studies Administration
Victoria Harlan
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration