Experts

The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called fellows). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda.

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Philip H. Gordon

Senior Fellow

Former special assistant to the president and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Author of numerous books and articles about the Middle East, Europe, and U.S. foreign policy.  

Raymond W. Kelly

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Former Commissioner of the NYPD

Sean P. Larkin

Military Fellow, U.S. Air Force

Colonel Sean P. Larkin, U.S. Air Force, most recently served as the director of staff for the deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance at the U.S. Air Force headquarters. Previously, he was the commander of the Global Exploitation Intelligence Group at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

Matthew Page

International Affairs Fellow

Former deputy national intelligence officer for Africa and longtime Nigeria analyst with the Departments of State and Defense.  Currently researching and writing on contemporary Nigeria.

Military Leadership

Janine Davidson

Senior Fellow for Defense Policy

Dr. Janine Davidson is senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her areas of expertise include defense strategy and policy, military operations, national security, and civil-military relations.

Michael R. Fenzel

Military Fellow, U.S. Army

Colonel Michael R. Fenzel, U.S. Army, most recently served as the chief of staff for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Previously, he commanded the Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. 

Ronald A. LaBrec

Military Fellow, U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard officer with experience in crisis response, maritime safety and security, and mission support. Currently researching topics related to maritime commerce and security, energy, strategic communication and their relation to national security and foreign affairs.

Sean P. Larkin

Military Fellow, U.S. Air Force

Colonel Sean P. Larkin, U.S. Air Force, most recently served as the director of staff for the deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance at the U.S. Air Force headquarters. Previously, he was the commander of the Global Exploitation Intelligence Group at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

Sean R. Liedman

Military Fellow, U.S. Navy

Captain Sean R. Liedman, U.S. Navy, was the commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven operating the P-8A and P-3C maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. He has twice served in the Air Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operation’s staff and also as the executive assistant to the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command.

Military Operations

Janine Davidson

Senior Fellow for Defense Policy

Dr. Janine Davidson is senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her areas of expertise include defense strategy and policy, military operations, national security, and civil-military relations.

Michael R. Fenzel

Military Fellow, U.S. Army

Colonel Michael R. Fenzel, U.S. Army, most recently served as the chief of staff for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Previously, he commanded the Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. 

Philip H. Gordon

Senior Fellow

Former special assistant to the president and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Author of numerous books and articles about the Middle East, Europe, and U.S. foreign policy.  

Sean P. Larkin

Military Fellow, U.S. Air Force

Colonel Sean P. Larkin, U.S. Air Force, most recently served as the director of staff for the deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance at the U.S. Air Force headquarters. Previously, he was the commander of the Global Exploitation Intelligence Group at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

Sean R. Liedman

Military Fellow, U.S. Navy

Captain Sean R. Liedman, U.S. Navy, was the commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven operating the P-8A and P-3C maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. He has twice served in the Air Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operation’s staff and also as the executive assistant to the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command.

Missile Defense

Philip H. Gordon

Senior Fellow

Former special assistant to the president and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. Author of numerous books and articles about the Middle East, Europe, and U.S. foreign policy.  

Michael A. Levi

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

Author of studies and books on energy security, climate diplomacy, energy innovation, nuclear terrorism, and arms control. Most recent book, The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future, was published in May 2013. Book By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World, co-authored with Elizabeth Economy, was published in February 2014.

Daniel S. Markey

Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

Former State Department policy planning staff member. Current work focuses on U.S. policy in South Asia, especially Pakistan and India. Author of No Exit From Pakistan.

Amy J. Nelson

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow

Currently writing a book on modernizing arms control for the 21st century. Formerly a policy analyst at the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and a research fellow at the Stimson Center and SIPRI North America