Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an American foreign policy think tank based in New York City, New York.

It describes itself as being “dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy,” and accomplishes this mainly by promoting closed debates and discussions, clarifying world issues through research and analysis, and publishing the journal Foreign Affairs and related content online.



Council on Foreign Relations Members
Name Role Affiliation Notes
Madeleine Albright Member Albright Group 64th Secretary of State
Kyle Bass Member Hayman Capital Management -
Margaret Hamburg Member Nuclear Threat Initiative Former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases researcher; Scientific advisor for the Central Intelligence Agency
Teresa Ressel Member Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance -


Corporate members of the CFR include:1)

CFR Pandemic Response Review

POLITICO - Special Report - September 14, 2022

How Bill Gates and his partners took over the global Covid response (Title was revised to delete Bill Gates name & cite say four groups Wayback remembers)

Four health organizations, working closely together, spent almost $10 billion on responding to Covid across the world. But they lacked the scrutiny of governments, and fell short of their own goals, a POLITICO and WELT investigation found.

“In previous global health crises, the U.S. government really had played that lead role of helping organize the world around getting vaccines and drugs, and other countermeasures to where they’re most needed. But the U.S. under the Trump administration wasn’t playing that role,” said Tom Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations and an adviser to CEPI. “It really was left to organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi and others, to try to help martial governments around a plan.” 2)

Excellent deep dive behind the POLITICO report Igor Chudov Substack Sept 15, 2022 3)

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