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

Karen B. Brooks

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia

Indonesia Southeast Asia Economics

Steven A. Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies

Middle East and North Africa Turkey Arab Spring

In Focus: Nigeria

Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies John Campbell and coauthor Matthew Page provide an overview of the politics, history, and culture of Nigeria, including the threat of Boko Haram and religious conflicts in their new book, Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know

Podcasts

Donald Trump

The White House deals with the aftermath of the meeting between Presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin, two trade summits kick off in Latin America, and Xi Jinping travels to Africa on his way to the BRICS summit.
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.

Africa in Transition

John Campbell and Michelle Gavin track political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

Follow the Money

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

Contact Us

James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Shannon K. O'Neil
Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies
Janine Hill
Director, Fellowship Affairs
Amy R. Baker
Director, Studies Administration
Patricia Lee Dorff
Editorial Director
Victoria Harlan
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Julie Hersh
Production Editor, Publishing
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration