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. 


Grade Awarded on International Cooperation in 2016 - 2017 Annual Report Card

Expert Spotlight

Karen B. Brooks

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia

Indonesia Southeast Asia Asia

Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program

Latin America Trade Immigration and Migration

In Focus: Trump at the UN General Assembly

Stewart Patrick CBSN

As world leaders continue their deliberations at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, CFR's James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program Stewart Patrick reflects on some of the major issues, including the crisis in Myanmar, President Trump's reaction to the Iran deal, and more.



The world reacts to U.S. President Donald J. Trump's speech at the United Nations, Germany holds national elections, and Iraqi Kurdistan holds a referendum on independence.
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

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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 Alekhine
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration