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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Trump has continued to defend the lifeline he offered to Chinese telecom-equipment maker ZTE, insisting trade talks with Beijing are just getting started. Photo: Getty Images.
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For Trump, It’s the Trade Deficit Above All Else

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Tariff Dispute is Just One Tussle in Longer US–China Struggle

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

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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’

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Why We Need a Transatlantic Charter for Data Security and Mobility

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What Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Means for Global Climate Action

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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

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Trump-Xi Meeting Shows Asia Is Moving Into a New Era

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Wilbur Ross Is in the Driver’s Seat on US Trade Policy – For Now

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McMaster Appointment Could Bolster US Line on Russia

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A Relationship With Putin Offers Little to Trump

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International Affairs

What authoritarianism is... and is not: a practice perspective

International Affairs

The innovation imperative: technology and US–China rivalry in the twenty-first century

Young protester, Serbia. Photo: urbazon/Getty Images.
Research paper

Exploring Transatlantic Responses to Far-right Populism in Europe: Simulation Exercise

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.
Research paper

The Future of the United States and Europe: An Irreplaceable Partnership

International Affairs

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

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.
Chatham House Report

Transatlantic Relations: Converging or Diverging?

International Affairs

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

International Affairs

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

International Affairs

The end of liberal international order?

International Affairs

Liberal internationalism: historical trajectory and current prospects

International Affairs

Hegemony and inequality: Trump and the liberal playbook

International Affairs

The US–Chinese power shift and the end of the Pax Americana

International Affairs

US–China relations and the liberal world order: contending elites, colliding visions?

International Affairs

Trump, American hegemony and the future of the liberal international order

International Affairs

The US-led liberal order: imperialism by another name?

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Gender-smart Procurement: Policies for Driving Change

The World Today

Betrayed voters are hungry for real change

The World Today

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia

US President Donald Trump speaks at Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 18 April 2017, prior to signing the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.
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Trade Policy Under President Trump: Implications for the US and the World

International Affairs

The BRICS - merely a fable? Emerging power alliances in global trade governance

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Past events (357)
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Fighting Without Paying: 21st Century Wars and the Decline of Democracy

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America First: Does the Atlantic Partnership Have a Future?

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Empire in Retreat? The Future of the United States

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

Corporate Members

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

Members

Chatham House Prize 2017: President Juan Manuel Santos

Corporate Members

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

Research Event

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

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