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. 


Think Tank renamed The David Rockefeller Studies Program

Expert Spotlight

Adam Segal

Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

China Cybersecurity Asia

In Focus: Cholera in Yemen

Garrett in Fortune

Since April, more than 350,000 people have come down with cholera in Yemen, resulting in 1,790 deaths. In a recent Fortune article, Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett discusses the epidemic.



U.S. and South Korean forces hold war games on the Korean Peninsula and North Americans view a solar eclipse.
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

Spotlight on Asia Studies

Trump and Asia: The First Six Months

Blog post by Joshua Kurlantzick, senior fellow for Southeast Asia, analyzing the Trump administration’s Asia policy.

China's Tradition of Dissent

Op-ed by Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia Studies, on Liu Xiaobo and China’s history of dissent.

Trump and Kim Jong Un’s War of Words

Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy, discusses the most recent events in the U.S.-North Korea crisis.

Contact Us

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