E.g., 2014-07
  • DOD photo by US Air Force Master Sgt Jerry Morrison / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain.Research paper

    NATO: Charting the Way Forward

    For more than 60 years the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has played a critical role in enabling transatlantic security and leading crisis management operations. However, given the current climate of austerity, the imminent end of the Afghanistan operation and recent events in Ukraine, crucial questions are being raised regarding the Alliance’s future priorities.

    Xenia WickettKathleen McInnis
  • Other

    Annual Review 2013-14

    Explore the institute's output, activities and achievements from the past year, including the internationally recognized Resources Futures report, the launch of the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, the Chatham House Prize with Hillary Clinton, the inaugural London Conference and a new look for Chatham House.

  • The World Today

    Iraq falls apart

    Centrifugal forces are irresistible and the West should accept the fact


    Gareth Stansfield is Professor of Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter

  • A lab technican works with pathogen samples as part of research into dangerous animal pathogens in the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative Lab in Yaounde, Cameroon, July 28, 2011. Photo by Brent Stirton / Getty Images.Research paper

    Safe and Secure Biomaterials: A Risk-Based Alternative Approach

    It is unclear whether it is imperative for global health protection that all countries reach the laboratory safety standards demanded in the most developed countries, and it is doubtful that such an approach is sustainable. According to this research paper, sufficient biosafety and biosecurity levels can be reached with a more context-sensitive risk-based approach and a smarter use of existing resources.

    Professor Nigel Lightfoot

    Petra Dickmann, Dickmann Risk Communication DRC; Sarah Emami, Independent Consultant; Arthy Santhakumar, British Medical Association; Clare Mildenberger, MPH student, Simon Fraser University

  • In this aerial image, icebergs are seen as a glacier is flown into the sea on July 30, 2012 near Qaanaaq, Greenland. Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images.Research paper

    A Global Response to HFCs through Fair and Effective Ozone and Climate Policies

    Rising HFC use poses a significant threat to intergovernmental efforts to combat climate change. At present, there is a glaring regulatory gap in this area. Although challenging, there is no reason why the international community cannot come together to address this new problem of coordination and ensure that legal regimes support each other.

    Duncan Brack

    Stephen O. Andersen, Director of Research, the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD)
    Joanna Depledge, Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

  • Photo by Leena Koni Hoffmann.Research paper

    Who Speaks for the North? Politics and Influence in Northern Nigeria

    The ongoing struggle for greater influence, inclusion, accountability and representation in northern Nigeria is central to understanding transformations in the region’s politics, especially in the context of its security challenges and a looming general election in 2015.

    Leena Hoffmann
  • The World Today


    将近14万多人运到一次大战西线战场来帮助协约国作战。这些劳工在中国发展的历史上 留下了永久的印记。观看海伦·菲茨威廉制作的关于这个内容的短片, 请点击这里

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    International reactions to the Scottish referendum

    The referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent country will be held on 18 September 2014. This article reflects on the evolution of foreign governments’ attitudes towards the referendum since its confirmation in October 2012, and on their expectations should a ‘yes’ vote result.


    William Walker

  • Suikhet, Gandaki, Nepal. Photo by Richard I’Anson/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images.Chatham House Report

    Attitudes to Water in South Asia

    Discussion about water in South Asia – in particular the shared rivers of the region – is vociferous, antagonistic and increasingly associated with national security. 

    Dr Gareth Price
  • The World Today

    China on the Western Front

    Almost 140,000 Chinese were shipped to the Western Front to help the allied war effort. These workers had a lasting impact on China's development. Watch the showing of Helen Fitzwilliam's film on the subject below

    China sent 140,000 labourers to France and Belgium to help the Allied war effort during the First World War.  Under French and British command, they dug trenches, carried ammunition, worked in docks, railway yards and arms factories. More than 2,000 died. Of those that survived, some were newly educated and politicized, and returned to China to add to the revolutionary ferment which led in time to the triumph of the Communist Party.

    After years of neglect in China and Europe, their part in the war is now attracting a flurry of academic attention.

    Following the screening of a short documentary, China on the Western Front, directed by filmmaker Helen Fitzwilliam in collaboration with The World Today, the panel will discuss the wartime role of the Chinese Labour Corps and assess their legacy in China’s modern history. They will discuss why this has sparked particular interest in both China and France and what this means for their relationship today.

    - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/event/china-western-front#sthash.BFPEtPZ4.dpuf

    Helen Fitzwilliam, documentary filmmaker.