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

In Focus: South Korea at the Crossroads

Scott Snyder South Korea at the Crossroads

In his new book, Senior Fellow Scott Snyder argues that South Korea's best strategy to confront a rising China and a nuclear North Korea is to continue its alliance with the United States. 


Russian Hacking and Disinformation

CFR's Adam Segal joins James M. Lindsay to discuss information operations and cybersecurity.
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


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