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Chatham House


The Royal Institute of International Affairs. Promoting independent thinking and hosting informed debate since 1920. All views individual not institutional.

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As the evolution of climate policy sees carbon-neutral targets and climate taxes going more mainstream, the trade regime is being put under increasing pressure. Read full analysis by @BerniceWLee  and Scott Vaughan

Historically, the focus of sustainable procurement has been on mitigating harm, rather than on doing good. Governments must adopt a new definition of sustainable procurement which proactively addresses human rights, diversity, health, and wellbeing, writes Thiago Uehara

Can you imagine a world without fake news? 'We will have to adapt, if not become immune to it.' @HarrietMoyniha9  and @AESMAGroup  explain how we can avoid drowning in an ocean of fake news and information manipulation

Pushback from the UAE over historic supply cuts brought in to offset the fallout from the pandemic comes at a delicate moment for OPEC, threatening the brittle coalition and an already weakened oil market. The UAE is not afraid to make bold and risky moves, writes @NeilQuilliam1 

China is often said to be pursuing ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ - luring developing countries into pursuing infrastructure projects so that, when they experience financial difficulty, Beijing can seize the asset. @DrLeeJones  & @ShaharHameiri  find that evidence for such views is limited

Hopes that the pandemic would kill off populism in Europe were always optimistic, and the second wave is likely to definitively put an end to this idea. In reality, the economic consequences of the pandemic are fertile ground for populist forces, writes @pbergsen 

Is the Biden presidency an opportunity or a threat to Israel? Biden cannot, and should not, live up to the Trump administration's standards of behaviour which prejudiced and compromised any chance of a meaningful peace process with the Palestinians, writes @YMekelberg 

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ANNOUNCEMENT Colombia's President has been voted Chatham House Prize 2017 winner for ending the armed conflict in Colombia.

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‘I cannot imagine Mr Disraeli, Mr Gladstone, Mr Churchill or Mrs Thatcher even in their most difficult moments saying let us put parliament aside while I carry through this difficult policy that a part of my party disagrees with.’ - Sir John Major speaking at #CHLondon  in June.

In our world a man is confident but a woman is arrogant, a man is assertive but a woman is aggressive - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses #CHLondon  2018. Full-length video now available on Youtube

I became a journalist to question power - it's our job to make you feel uncomfortable, speaking at the panel discu #CHprizesion  on press freedom and the risks currently facing journalists.

Weapons to Saudi Arabia, when the evidence of grave breaches of humanitarian law in Yemen is overwhelming, must stop @JeremyCorbyn  #CHcorbyn 

Across 10 European countries an average of 55% agreed with the below statement

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‘Dirty money’ is one of Russia’s biggest weaknesses, they launder it in offshore and onshore financial centres, and the biggest of those onshore financial centres is the City of London, says @edwardlucas  Watch the event: Western Approaches Towards Russia

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