Work on the US and the Americas at Chatham House concentrates on the changing role of the US in the world. Building on the independent, international reputation of Chatham House, the programme provides a unique external perspective on the US.

The programme aims to:

  • develop a contextual understanding of the transformations taking place within the US and internationally, to analyse how they affect US foreign policy;
  • offer predictions on America's likely future international direction;
  • influence responses from allies and others towards the US;
  • highlight to American policy-makers the intended, and unintended, impact of their policies overseas.

The programme comprises both in-house staff and an international network of associate fellows who together provide in-depth expertise in both geographical and thematic areas.