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.

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Benn Steil

Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics

Award-winning writer, and editor of the scholarly journal International Finance. His most recent book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, was called "a triumph of economic and diplomatic history" by the Financial Times.

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Caitlin Talmadge

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University, where her research and teaching focus on U.S. defense policy, military effectiveness, civil-military relations, nuclear strategy, and Persian Gulf security and energy issues. Author of The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes and co-author of Defense Politics: the Origins of Security Policy.

Jonathan Tepperman

Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

Former deputy editor of Newsweek International and director at EurasiaGroup.

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Rachel B. Vogelstein

Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program

Former advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on global women's issues. Currently an adjunct professor of women's human rights at Georgetown University. Research focuses on the relationship between women's advancement and prosperity, stability, and security.

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Matthew C. Waxman

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy

Former State Department and Defense Department senior official and National Security Council staff member. Professor of international law and national security law at Columbia Law School. Currently working on CFR's Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative.

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