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. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.

Homeland Security

Richard K. Betts

Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies

Former commissioner to the National Commission on Terrorism and former staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Current work examines the U.S. national security agenda. Author of American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security and Arnold A. Saltzman professor of war and peace studies in the political science department, director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and director of the international security policy program in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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.

Richard A. Falkenrath

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

Expert on counterterrorism and national security issues. Former deputy assistant to President George W Bush and deputy homeland security adviser. Also former deputy commissioner for counterterrorism with the New York City Police Department.

Raymond W. Kelly

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Former Commissioner of the NYPD

Robert K. Knake

Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy

Former Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the White House. Focused on cybersecurity and Internet policy.

Carla Anne Robbins

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Award-winning journalist and national security writer. Former deputy editorial page editor for the New York Times and chief diplomatic correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Directing a roundtable series focused on national security in an age of austerity.

Information Warfare

Raymond W. Kelly

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Former Commissioner of the NYPD

Intelligence

Richard K. Betts

Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies

Former commissioner to the National Commission on Terrorism and former staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Current work examines the U.S. national security agenda. Author of American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security and Arnold A. Saltzman professor of war and peace studies in the political science department, director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and director of the international security policy program in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Benjamin Brake

International Affairs Fellow

Foreign affairs analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State. He previously worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel.

Richard A. Falkenrath

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

Expert on counterterrorism and national security issues. Former deputy assistant to President George W Bush and deputy homeland security adviser. Also former deputy commissioner for counterterrorism with the New York City Police Department.

Philip 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 Winning the Right War: The Path to Security for America and the World

Raymond W. Kelly

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Former Commissioner of the NYPD

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.

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.

Philip 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 Winning the Right War: The Path to Security for America and the World

Missile Defense

Philip 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 Winning the Right War: The Path to Security for America and the World