Americas

Chatham House research on the Americas concentrates predominantly on the changing role of the US in the world.

Projects in this region include work on the future of American power, the changing role of the US in Asia, US and European perspectives on common economic challenges, the foreign policy implications of the US energy revolution and global perceptions of the US among elites and the general public.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the US and Americas Programme and its projects.

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Protecting Critical National Infrastructure from Cyberattacks: the US and UK Experience

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks to US President Donald Trump as he welcomes him at EU headquarters in Brussels as part of a NATO meeting, 25 May 2017. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.
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The Future of the United States and Europe: An Irreplaceable Partnership

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The Modus Operandi of the Trump Administration: A View from Washington

US Air Force General Mike Holmes. Photo: Getty Images.
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America’s Military Is Nostalgic for Great Power Competition

Mike Pompeo, as CIA director, testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in February. Photo: Getty Images.
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Expect the New US Secretary of State to Be Both More Effective and More Hawkish

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Will Trump make China great again? The belt and road initiative and international order

President Trump holds up the proclamation on steel imports on 8 March. Photo: Getty Images.
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Trump Has Shown How Dangerous He Is to the Global Trading System

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An ‘America First’ Foreign Policy: The Rhetoric and Reality

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Trade Trends in Latin America

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images.
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US Allies Aren’t Buying Its New Strategies to Confront China

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US Policy Options on North Korea

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Closing the Digital Gender Gap: Views from Argentina and Latin America

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images.
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The US–Russia Relationship Is Likely to Deteriorate Further in 2018

Mauricio Macri at the launch ceremony for Argentina's G20 presidency in Buenos Aires. Photo: Getty Images.
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After Macri’s Reforms, Argentina Makes an Ideal G20 Leader

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One Year of Donald Trump: Assessing the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Protesters critical of the recent election of Donald Trump as US president gather for a demonstration near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on 12 November 2016. Photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images.
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Transatlantic Relations: Converging or Diverging?

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America Under Trump

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Book review essay: Bored enough yet? International order, ideology, and what it takes to get history started again

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The end of liberal international order?

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Introduction: Ordering the world? Liberal internationalism in theory and practice

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US Air Force General Mike Holmes. Photo: Getty Images.
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America’s Military Is Nostalgic for Great Power Competition

Mike Pompeo, as CIA director, testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in February. Photo: Getty Images.
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Expect the New US Secretary of State to Be Both More Effective and More Hawkish

President Trump holds up the proclamation on steel imports on 8 March. Photo: Getty Images.
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Trump Has Shown How Dangerous He Is to the Global Trading System

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. Photo: Getty Images.
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US Allies Aren’t Buying Its New Strategies to Confront China

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images.
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The US–Russia Relationship Is Likely to Deteriorate Further in 2018

Mauricio Macri at the launch ceremony for Argentina's G20 presidency in Buenos Aires. Photo: Getty Images.
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After Macri’s Reforms, Argentina Makes an Ideal G20 Leader

Makeshift shelters at the Kutapalong Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Poor living conditions makes the transmission of disease more likely. Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images.
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Diphtheria's Resurgence Is a Lesson in Public Health Failure

Donald Trump in Seoul at the beginning of his tour of Asia. Photo: Getty Images.
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Trump May Be a Good Fit for Southeast Asia’s Strongmen

Donald Trump attends the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on 21 May. Photo: Getty Images.
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Gulf Crisis Exposes the Weakness of Trump’s ‘Unpredictability’

Data centre for T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. Photo by: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images
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Why We Need a Transatlantic Charter for Data Security and Mobility

Donald Trump speaks about the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden at the White House. Photo via Getty Images
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What Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Means for Global Climate Action

Trump campaigns in Virginia on 22 October 2016. Photo: Getty Images.
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Trump's Rhetoric Is Eroding America's Moral Authority

Donald Trump meets Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago on 7 April. Photo: Getty Images.
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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Looking Very Predictable

On the newsstand in Beijing, magazines feature Donald Trump Xi Jinping. Photo: Getty Images.
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Trump-Xi Meeting Shows Asia Is Moving Into a New Era

Wilbur Ross at Trump Tower in November 2016. Photo: Getty Images.
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Wilbur Ross Is in the Driver’s Seat on US Trade Policy – For Now

Donald Trump with HR McMaster, the new national security advisor, and his chief of staff, Keith Kellogg. Photo: Getty Images.
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McMaster Appointment Could Bolster US Line on Russia

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone in the Oval Office alongside National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Photo by Getty Images.
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Botched Yemen Raid Shows Risks of Trump's Approach

Russian nesting dolls depicting Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Photo by Getty Images.
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A Relationship With Putin Offers Little to Trump

Peter Navarro, head of the White House National Trade Council, arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower. Photo via Getty Images.
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Criticism of Germany Reveals the Trump Administration’s Economic Incoherence

Displaced Iraqi families receive food from the World Food Programme. Photo by Getty Images.
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Trump Era Casts New Shadow Over Refugees

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A gendered human rights analysis of Ebola and Zika: locating gender in global health emergencies

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Washington’s failure to resolve the North Korean nuclear conundrum: examining two decades of US policy

Protesters state their position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday 25 July 2016. Photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
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US Election Note: Trade Policy After 2016

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A peace agreement and challenges ahead

Cpl Ryan Dills communicates with other assault amphibious vehicles during the Rim of the Pacific multinational military exercise on 18 July 2016. Photo: US Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Giannetti.
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US Election Note: Defence Policy After 2016

A protester waves Turkey's national flag in front of the Russian consulate during a demonstration against Russia's Syria policy on 24 November 24 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images.
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Transatlantic Rifts: Averting a Turkey/Russia Conflict

The container ship Osaka Express, operated by Hapag-Lloyd AG, leaves the container terminal at the port in Southampton, UK, on 2 October 2015. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Images.
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Realizing TTIP’s Strategic Potential

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China’s ‘new type of Great Power relations’: a G2 with Chinese characteristics?

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The sources of China’s assertiveness: the system, domestic politics or leadership preferences?

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Cooperation, competition and shaping the outlook: the United States and China’s neighbourhood diplomacy

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Review article: Averting US–China conflict in the Asia–Pacific

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Review article: Three perspectives on Chinese diplomacy: government, think-tanks and academia

Workers build a Ford Focus on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company's Michigan assembly plant on 14 December 2011 in Wayne, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images.
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US Election Note: Economic Policy After 2016

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America’s $2 billion prize fight

Signed agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action) following E3/EU+3 negotiations, 14 July 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images.
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Transatlantic Rifts: Stress-Testing the Iran Deal

A woman takes part in a rally welcoming China's president Xi Jinping during the nuclear security summit in Washington DC on 1 April 2016. Photo: ANDREW BIRAJ/AFP/Getty Images.
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US Election Note: China Policy After 2016

Marine One, carrying US President Barack Obama, departs the White House on 26 August 2014, Washington DC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images.
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The Future of US Global Leadership: Implications for Europe, Canada and Transatlantic Cooperation

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Special relationships in flux: Brexit and the future of the US– EU and US–UK relationships

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Protecting Critical National Infrastructure from Cyberattacks: the US and UK Experience

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The Modus Operandi of the Trump Administration: A View from Washington

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An ‘America First’ Foreign Policy: The Rhetoric and Reality

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Trade Trends in Latin America

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US Policy Options on North Korea

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Closing the Digital Gender Gap: Views from Argentina and Latin America

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One Year of Donald Trump: Assessing the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

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America Under Trump

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Priorities and Possibilities in US-Africa Relations: The Future of Diplomatic, Defence and Development Engagements

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Technological Innovation and the Future of Work in the US and Europe

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Globalization Under Attack? No Business as Usual for Global Companies

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Chatham House Prize 2017: President Juan Manuel Santos

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Is Toxic Partisanship Damaging America’s Role in the World?

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Reflections on the First Two Years
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The Iran Nuclear Deal: Reflections on the First Two Years

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The Shifting Economic and Political Landscape in the US and Europe - What Factors Matter?

Mexico's Foreign Policy Priorities in a Changing World
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Mexico’s Foreign Policy Priorities in a Changing World

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How Will New Technologies Shape the Future of Economic Growth in the US and Europe?

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The End of the Transatlantic Era?

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Rolling Back US Financial Regulation: Implications for Europe?

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European Financial Stability: Status and Outlook

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