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

Asia

The United States and China increasingly seem locked in a technological rivalry that may determine much of the twenty-first century’s security and prosperity. The outcome of that competition could be shaped by how the two countries and their allies decide to manage the vast amounts of data generated by the modern digital economy. Samm Sacks, cybersecurity policy and China digital economy fellow at New America, discusses these issues and many more with Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies Mira Rapp-Hooper in the latest episode of the Asia Unbound podcast series.
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