Our mission is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all.

Chatham House pursues this mission:

by drawing on our membership to promote open as well as confidential debates about significant developments in international affairs and about the context and content of policy responses;

by producing independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges;

by offering new ideas to decision-makers and -shapers on how these could best be tackled from the near to long term.

Research is core to all Chatham House activities. We undertake independent and rigorous analysis with the aim of setting the agenda and shaping policy by encouraging new ideas and forward thinking in international affairs.

Research is structured around three areas:

Energy, Environment and Resource Governance
International Economics
Regional and Security Studies

Various reports, briefing papers and books are published each year on these wide-ranging areas. Chatham House is also home to the internationally renowned journal International Affairs, published six times a year, and the monthly magazine The World Today.

Chatham House regularly hosts high-profile speakers from around the world in a packed programme of events and conferences as well as organizing and participating in a number of events and conferences elsewhere in the UK and overseas.