The Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House is a leading centre for policy research on the region. 


Chatham House research provides rigorous analysis of the latest political, economic and security developments in what is a turbulent time for the region, from the raging conflict in Syria, to that of Libya and increasing pressures on the Gulf monarchies.   

Utilizing the power of Chatham House as a convenor, the Middle East and North Africa Programme brings leading figures from across policy, academic, business and civil society circles together in a forum of forward-thinking debate in order to inform and influence critical policy decisions and debates.

With the aim of improving the quality of information disseminated about the region, the programme publishes research, commentary and analysis in English and Arabic, and contributes to international media coverage of MENA issues.

Our research staff regularly conduct public and private briefings and contribute to specialized policy forums in the UK and abroad.

View a list of our current projects