Formerly the The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House is both the name of the building and the name by which the Royal Institute of International Affairs is widely known; the name of the building was adopted as its primary name in 2004. The organization, which is a major international think tank based in the U.K., was founded in 1920 and granted a Royal Charter in 1926. Chatham House is physically in St. James Square, London.
Its Chatham House Rule is widely used as the basis of trusted free intellectual exchange, simultaneously protecting the roles of individuals, in policy fora worldwide.
Chatham House research is organized into three main areas:
- "Energy, Environment and Development Programme (EEDP), including Promoting Climate Security, Enabling Energy Security and Strengthening Sustainable Development Solutions;
- International economics;
- Regional and Security Studies, which includes work on Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Global Health Security, international law, international security, the Middle East and North Africa and Russia and Eurasia.
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