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. 

In Focus: Oil Markets

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National Intelligence Fellow Michael P. Dempsey examines the confluence of three looming geopolitical crises that may rattle oil markets.

Podcasts

China

Aaron L. Friedberg, an expert on the international relations of Asia and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the emerging U.S.-China strategic rivalry, the Trump administration's planned tariffs, and what the tariffs could mean for global trade partnerships.
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