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. 
Think Tank

Expert Spotlight

In Focus: Conflicts to Watch in 2020

A woman covers her face as she stands on the outskirts of a town near the Syria-Turkey border, while smoke plumes meant to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes billow from tire fires during a cross-border offensive, on October 16, 2019. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

Podcasts

Immigration and Migration

A new migrant caravan tests U.S.-Mexico ties, the pneumonia-like virus that started in Wuhan, China, causes alarms and quarantines, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp is commemorated.
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 and Project Management
Patricia Lee Dorff
Editorial Director

Victoria Harlan

Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs

Shira Schwartz

Deputy Director, Studies Administration