How the world has changed on my watch

As Robin Niblett steps down from his role as Director of Chatham House he reflects on the past 15 years of international affairs

The World Today
Published 27 May 2022 3 minute READ

International relations had resumed a steadier rhythm in January 2007 when I became Director of Chatham House. The aftershock of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and the Bush administration’s contentious responses in Iraq and its ‘global war on terror’ had settled down somewhat.

With hindsight, 2007 was the fulcrum between a cautiously optimistic post-Cold War world and the contested environment we live in today

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