Chatham House

Chatham House

Type NGO
Year founded 1920
Headquarters London United Kingdom United Kingdom
Functions Advocacy, Research
Funding sources Individual citizens, Member funded
Tags international affairs
Summary The Institute, formerly called The Royal Institute of International Affairs, was renamed Chatham House in September 2004. It is a think tank and membership organization for individuals, corporations, governments, and NGOs and is precluded by its charter from expressing any institutional view or policy on any aspect of international affairs. The main aims of the Institute are to (1) stimulate research in political, business, security and other key issues in the international arena; (2) foster dialogue; and (3) influence policymakers.


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Security at the frontier

Chatham House · 31 March 2021 English

Increasing global connectivity has brought with it a new range of security threats that were unfathomable just decades ago. Global reliance on the internet and on virtual networks has revealed …

COVID-19: a stress test of bank regulatory reforms

Chatham House · 31 March 2021 English

The bank regulatory framework was completely overhauled at both the international and local level following the 2008–09 global financial crisis. Key changes included the introduction of new principles for liquidity …

Is there a populist foreign policy?

Chatham House · 30 March 2021 English

In recent years, populist figures, movements and parties have been widely seen as a threat to the liberal international order. But this prevalent narrative is misleading. Much analysis has focused …

China, EU and US cooperation on climate and energy

Chatham House · 29 March 2021 English

In what is a vital year for cooperative climate diplomacy, 2021 could represent a decisive shift in efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Countries are due to submit revised pledges …

Collective action on corruption in Nigeria

Chatham House · 26 March 2021 English

According to the second household survey conducted in 2018 by the Chatham House Africa Programme’s Social Norms and Accountable Governance (SNAG) project in Nigeria, Christians and Muslims in the country …

Developing Social Insurance Schemes for Informal and ‘Gig’ Workers

Chatham House · 23 March 2021 English

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating economic and social insecurity for more than 2 billion people – the vast bulk of them in developing countries – employed in the informal sector. …

Indo-Pacific Strategies, Perceptions and Partnerships

Chatham House · 23 March 2021 English

China’s economic, political and military expansion into the Indo-Pacific is meeting growing resistance from a range of countries including the US, India, Japan and Australia. The region is now a …

Restrictions on Online Freedom of Expression in China

Chatham House · 17 March 2021 English

The Chinese government’s highly restrictive approach to online freedom of expression has intensified under COVID-19. This has a detrimental effect on the ability of citizens to realize other rights, including …

Emerging-market Debt in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chatham House · 12 March 2021 English

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concern about the risk of sovereign debt crises in emerging economies. Although most concern has centred on foreign-exchange-denominated debt, governments could also encounter financing difficulties …

Reforming the Investment Treaty Regime

Chatham House · 10 March 2021 English

Investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) – which allows foreign investors to sue governments through international arbitration – has become increasingly controversial. Reasonable observers disagree about the value and fairness of the …

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