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Chatham House, St James Square London
Formation1920
HeadquartersLondon, England
Leaders• Chatham House/President
• Chatham House/Director
Typethink tank
Sponsor ofInstitute for Strategic Dialogue
Sponsored byBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, ClimateWorks, Mercator Foundation, Norway/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Open Society Foundations, Rockefeller Foundation
SubpageChatham House/Chair
Chatham House/Deputy Chair
Chatham House/Director
Chatham House/Governors
Chatham House/President
Membership• Anna Aberg
• Adebusuyi Adeyemi
• Yasmin Afina
• Aliko Ahmed
• Iseoluwa Akintunde
• Farea Al-Muslimi
• Abdul Rahman Alageli
• Robyn Alders
• Duncan Allan
• Alanoud Alsharekh
• Tighisti Amare
• Urvashi Aneja
• Rustam Anshba
• Amir Attaran
• Ryhor Astapenia
• Irma Arguello
• Nomi Bar-Yaacov
• Anar Bata
• Alan Beattie
• Ian Begg
• Samantha de Bendern
• Tim Benton
• Pepijn Bergsen
• Peter Betts
• Gitika Bhardwaj
• Alice Billon-Galland
• William Blyth
• Annette Bohr
• John Borrie
• Mathieu Boulègue
• Duncan Brack
• Siân Bradley
• Rachel Briggs
• Robert Brinkley
• Laurence Broers
• Oli Brown
• Kerry Brown
• Marjorie Buchser
• Victor Bulmer-Thomas
• Sara Burch Khairallah
• Kateryna Busol
• David Butter
• Andrew Cainey
• John Casson
• Francesco Checchi
• Junyan Chen
• Knox Chitiyo
• Laryssa Chomiak
• Angelos Chryssogelos
• Stefan Cibian
• Ruth Citrin
• Charles Clift
• Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
• Richard Connolly
• Michael Cox
• James Crabtree
• Jeff Crisp
• David Cutts
• Osman Dar
• Rita Dayoub
• Leah De Haan
• James de Waal
• Nitish Debnath
• Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
• Bob Dewar
• Toby Dodge
• Liam Donaldson
• Elizabeth Donnelly
• Andrew Dorman
• Max du Plessis
• Jill Duggan
• Isabel Dunstan
• Tim Eaton
• Michael Edelstein
• Abdulkarim Ekzayez
• Shereen El Feki
• Ryan Gawn
• Tin Hinane El Kadi
• Nicole El Khawaja
• Ngozi Erondu
• Georges Fahmi
• Robert Falkner
• Thomas Farrar
• Ama Pokuaa Fenny
• Simon Fraser
• Antony Froggatt
• Sylvia Garry
• Sam Geall
• Anna George
• Cristina Gherasimov
• Keir Giles
• Bates Gill
• Emanuela-Chiara Gillard
• Benoît Gomis
• Héloïse Goodley
• Matthew Goodwin
• Dorothy Gordon
• Stuart Gordon
• Nigel Gould-Davies
• Owen Grafham
• Amanda Gray Meral
• Haid Haid
• Hameed Hakimi
• Joyce Hakmeh
• Fadi Hakura
• Adel Hamaizia
• Kirsty Hamilton
• Philip Hanson
• David R. Harper
• Susan Harris Rimmer
• Bill Hayton
• David Heymann
• Alison Hoare
• James Edward Hoare
• Leena Koni Hoffmann
• Claudia Hofmann
• Gita Honwana Welch
• Ben Horton
• Hayato Hosoya
• Sophia Ignatidou
• Ilian Iliev
• Calum Inverarity
• Faye Ioannou
• Elizabeth Isele
• Malavika Jayaram
• Lyndsey Jefferson
• Sharad Joshi
• Agantaranansa Juanda
• Chronis Kapalidis
• Christina Katsouris
• James Kearney
• Fergus Kell
• Amil Khan
• Mishal Khan
• Lina Khatib
• Yougesh Khatri
• Ilona Kickbusch
• Natasha W. Kimani
• Ann Marie Kimball
• Richard King
• Richard Anthony Kock
• Anna Korbut
• Nikolay Kozhanov
• Hans Kundnani
• Damir Kurtagic
• Elli Kytömäki
• Glada Lahn
• Richard Lapper
• Charu Lata Hogg
• Bernice Lee
• Helena Legido-Quigley
• Mariot Leslie
• Patricia Lewis
• Louis Lillywhite
• Jennifer Lind
• Elizabeth Linder
• David Livingstone
• Bobo Lo
• Carlos Lopes
• John Lough
• David Lubin
• Orysia Lutsevych
• Kate Mallinson
• Ruma Mandal
• Renad Mansour
• Valérie Marcel
• Rosalind Marsden
• Mohammed Masbah
• Brian McCloskey
• Zaki Mehchy
• Yossi Mekelberg
• Paul Melly
• Anand Menon
• Ian Mitchell
• John V Mitchell
• Michael Moodie
• Neil Morisetti
• Katherine Morton
• Harriet Moynihan
• Wim Muller
• Jason Naselli
• Lindsay Newman
• Robin Niblett
• Anita Nilsson
• John Nilsson-Wright
• James Nixey
• Vassilis Ntousas
• Anne Nyambane
• Edward Owusu Nyarko
• Jim O'Neill
• Jessica Obeid
• Roman Osharov
• Kevin Outterson
• Matthew T. Page
• Keun Wook-Paik
• Christopher Painter
• Roland Paris
• Cleo Paskal
• Champa Patel
• Walt Patterson
• Quentin Peel
• Chanu Peiris
• Nikolai Petrov
• Alan Philps
• Stephen Pickford
• Lubica Pollakova
• Amy Pope
• Alex Pravda
• Gareth Price
• Stanislav Pritchin
• Neil Quilliam
• Thomas Raines
• Tajude en (Taj) Raji
• Ahmed Razavi
• Jim Rollo
• Emma Ross
• Lynn Forester de Rothschild
• Simon Rushton
• Stuart J. Russell
• Christopher Sabatini
• Chloe Sageman
• Richard Sakwa
• David Salisbury
• Elham Saudi
• Ben Saul
• Jade Saunders
• Sonya Sceats
• Catherine Schenk
• Anneke Schmider
• Marianne Schneider-Petsinger
• Patrick Schröder
• Linda Scott
• Farzana Shaikh
• Greg Shapland
• Vasuki Shastry
• Jamie Shea
• Nadim Shehadi
• Ben Shepherd
• James Sherr
• Lilia Shevtsova
• Anahit Shirinyan
• Zaur Shiriyev
• Lina Sinjab
• Sandra Smits
• Ahmed Soliman
• Alexandra Squires McCarthy
• Paul Stevens
• Bruce Stokes
• Tim Summers
• Emily Taylor
• Sola Tayo
• Ritgak Tilley-Gyado
• Mina Toksoz
• Peter Trubowitz
• Steve Tsang
• Yojiro Uchino
• Beyza Unal
• Sanam Vakil
• Christopher Vandome
• Effy Vayena
• Sonja Vermeulen
• Francesca Viliani
• Alex Vines
• Leslie Vinjamuri
• Benjamin Wakefield
• Matt Waldman
• Jue Wang
• John Ward
• David Warren
• Peter Watkins
• Laura Wellesley
• Peter Westmacott
• Alan Wheatley
• Richard G Whitman
• Xenia Wickett
• Philip Wilkinson
• Elizabeth Wilmshurst
• Kataryna Wolczuk
• Andrew Wood
• Roderic Wye
• Farhana Yamin
• Robert Yates
• Yu Jie
• Linda Yueh
• Jennifer Ann Zerk
• Reni Zhelyazkova
• Jennifer Zhu Scott
• Alimuddin Zumla
• Lilia Shevtsova
• Scott Freidheim
• Joanna Szostek
• Lyse Doucet
A key organ of the UK Deep state

The Royal Institute for International Affairs - also known as Chatham House - is an important organ of the UK Deep state. It was founded in 1920 and is a lynchpin of the British Foreign Policy establishment.[1] The Chatham House Rule requires confidentiality of all meeting participants and prohibits attribution of comments. The current (2010) chairman of the council of Chatham House is the former CIA operative Dr DeAnne Julius and the Director (until the end of 2006) was Victor Bulmer-Thomas.[2].

History

The Royal Institute of International Affairs was founded in 1920 as the Institute of International Affairs following a meeting at the previous year's Paris Peace Conference. The first chairman was Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, while Lionel Curtis was honorary secretary. Arnold J. Toynbee later became director. The Council on Foreign Relations, its American sister institute, was established the following year. Chatham House, The RIIA's well-known headquarters at 10 St James's Square, London, was gifted to the institute in 1923, having previously been the home of three British Prime Ministers: Pitt the Elder, Edward Stanley and William Gladstone.

The name of the building grew to be so synonymous with the Institute that it was officially rebranded as "Chatham House" in September 2004. However, "Royal Institute of International Affairs" continues to be used interchangeably with "Chatham House".

The Chatham House building is located just a few metres from the former Libyan embassy building, and many long term staff members witnessed the 1984 Libyan Embassy Siege.

On July 18, 2005, Chatham House released a paper on Security, Terrorism and the UK which stated that "[a] key problem for the UK in preventing terrorism in Britain is the government’s position as ‘pillion passenger’ to the United States' war on terror." [3]

Nuclear Power: Attacking Government Advisors As Being 25 Years Out of Date

In March 2005, the UK Government advisors, the Sustainable Development Commission, (SDC) published its report into nuclear energy as part of the Government's energy review. The report was seen as a significant step-back for the nuclear industry as the SDC concluded that "nuclear power is not the answer to tackling climate change or security of supply". According to the SDC its report "draws together the most comprehensive evidence base available, to find that there is no justification for bringing forward a new nuclear power programme at present".[4]

Along with Rebecca Willis, a Vice-Chair of the SDC, Malcolm Grimstone from the RIIA was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours Programme on the day the report was released. Grimstone said the SDC's report was like "moving back 25 years in time. There has been no recognition of how far nuclear technology has come in that time". He also said that the "only unsubsidised source of energy at the moment is nuclear power". [5]

Role

Chatham House conducts original research into a variety of regional and global issues, and describes itself as follows.

... a melting pot that brings together people and organisations with an interest in international affairs. We provide an independent forum in which academia, business, diplomats, the media, NGOs, politicians, policy makers and researchers can interact in an open and impartial environment.

The widespread recognition of the Chatham House Rule as a byword for free and frank debate is a reflection of our unique and non-aligned perspective.

Chatham House is routinely used as a source of information for media organisations seeking background or experts upon matters involving major international issues.

Chatham House reflects a pro-establishment view of the world (due to donations from large corporations, governments and other organisations), but is nevertheless membership-based and anyone may join. The relatively high annual membership fee (approx £200) tends to put access to Chatham House out of reach of many ordinary people.

In 2015, American GOP (Republican) candidates for the 2016 Presidential race, were presented at Chatham House. Each candidate was offered a chance to speak. Candidates included: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former governor of Florida Jeb Bush, Rick Perry former Texas governor, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Senator Rand Paul, and Senator Ted Cruz. It was decided Scott Walker and Chris Christie "lacked foreign policy experience". Donald Trump was not presented. Article was cited on PBS Mclaughlin Group by conservative panelist [Pat Buchanan].[6]

Chatham House Rule

Full article: Chatham House Rule

Chatham House is the origin of the confidentiality rule known as the Chatham House Rule, which provides that members attending a seminar may discuss the results of the seminar in the outside world, but may not discuss who attended or what they said. The Chatham House Rule evolved to facilitate frank and honest discussion on controversial or unpopular issues by speakers who may not have otherwise had the appropriate forum to speak freely. However, most Chatham House meetings are held 'on the record', and not under the Chatham House Rule.

The rule currently reads as follows:

"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed". [7]

It has an American wing, the Chatham House Foundation.

 

A Document by Chatham House

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
File:Security Terrorism and the UK.pdfbriefing paper1 July 2005"Terrorism"
"National security"
A quintessentially UK Establishment view on Security and Terrorism in the UK.

 

Employees on Wikispooks

EmployeeJobAppointedEnd
Tom Hardie-ForsythSenior Advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government20042010
Amil KhanAssociate FellowJanuary 2018
James SherrHead of the Russia and Eurasia Programme20082011
James SherrAssociate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme2011

 

Known members

29 of the 291 of the members already have pages here:

MemberDescription
Amir AttaranCanadian "Dr. Doom" epidemiologist pushing for Trudeau's emergency rule, masks forever, and "accelerated" safety standards for jabs.
Samantha de BendernUK deep state-connected polyglot "international civil servant" with a masters degree in Wealth Management, fellow of the Institute for Statecraft, associate fellow of Chatham House
Mathieu Boulègue
Robert BrinkleyRetired UK diplomat, Chatham House
Marjorie Buchserexpert from Chatham House and the World Economic Forum
Victor Bulmer-ThomasUK academic and Latin America specialist. Director at Chatham House from 2001 until 2006.
Lyse Doucet
Simon FraserFormer UK Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Deputy Chairman of Chatham House.
Scott FreidheimManaging partner of Freidheim Capital. WEF/Young Global Leaders 2006. Council on Foreign Relations. Chatham House.
Ryan GawnBritish political and strategic communications expert, giving advice to those "seeking to influence" foreign elections. RUSI member.
Keir GilesUK deep state operative and member of Integrity Initiative.
Nigel Gould-DaviesChatham House, Integrity Initiative
Amil KhanSecurity cleared Chatham House fellow who was proposed to be one of the 3 directors of the EXPOSE Network (together with Chris Donnelly of the Institute for Statecraft and Louis Brooke of the Zinc Network
Mariot LeslieChatham House, UK's Permanent Representative to NATO
John LoughSuspected deep state operative, joined the Institute for Statecraft in 2008, director of the Future Of Russia Foundation, Chatham House
Robin NiblettChatham House Director/Chief executive from 2007-2022...
Jim O'NeillCoined the acronym BRIC for the growing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China
Alex Pravda
Lynn Forester de RothschildMember of the Rothschild family and leading member of deep state networks
Stuart J. RussellChatham House Artificial intelligence specialist
Richard Sakwa
Jamie SheaChatham House, spooky conference attender. As NATO spokesman during the Kosovo War he popularized the propaganda term "collateral damage".
James SherrMember of the Institute for Statecraft, Chatham House, RUSI Director
Lilia ShevtsovaMoscow State Institute of International Relations, 5 Bilderbergs from 1999 to 2004
Sanam VakilChatham House, single Bilderberg
John Ward
Peter WestmacottChatham House, UK ambassador
Elizabeth WilmshurstLegal Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who resigned in the run-up to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
Andy WoodUK Ambassador to Russia (1995-2000), Institute for Statecraft...

 

Sponsors

EventDescription
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationVery influential and rich foundation established to take leadership of global health.
Carnegie CorporationEstablished by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, with large grants especially to form the education sector. Lots of grants to "security" think tanks too.
ClimateWorksLarge funder of projects intended to steer public opinion and take control over all government policy under the pretext of fighting climate change. Part of "a blob" of similar very wealthy interconnected foundations with opaque structures. Backers include Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.
Mercator FoundationGerman foundation financing projects of deep state interest and buying control over the narrative, especially on "climate change" and pro-migration. Frequently connected to censorship initiatives.
Norway/Ministry of Foreign AffairsA significant donor to NGOs and planning organizations. Many of the recipients dovetail with NATO objectives like regime changes and controlling the narrative.
Open Society FoundationsA NGO operating in more countries than McDonald's. It has the tendency to support politicians (at times through astroturfing) and activists that get branded as "extreme left" as its founder is billionaire and bane of the pound George Soros. This polarizing perspective causes the abnormal influence of the OSF to go somewhat unanswered.
Rockefeller Foundation

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Death Wish 2023blog postCraig Murray"The practical problem with James Sherr’s call for total war is that Ukraine really does not have the population numbers to sustain to victory a total war against Russia. It is just going to run out of people, as indeed the much trumpeted counteroffensive appears to have done."
Document:Jeremy Corbyn’s Chatham House speechArticle12 May 2017The Spectator"Weapons supplied to Saudi Arabia, when the evidence of grave breaches of humanitarian law in Yemen is overwhelming, must be halted immediately."
Document:The Secret Society That Rules The WorldArticle7 November 2018Bas SplietIn his 1999 campaign autobiography, President George W. Bush mentioned his membership in passing: "My senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret I can’t say anything more."

 

A document sourced from Chatham House

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)
File:Mendez-Chatham House lecture.pdfreportTorture10 September 2012Juan Méndez
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