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. 


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In Focus: Southeast Asia


Josh Kurlantzick, CFR senior fellow for Southeast Asia, weighs in on the crises in Myanmar and Cambodia and the opportunity for the U.S. Congress to take the lead as the driving policy actor.



The Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy towards Asia, but what can it learn from the past?
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