Founded by Lionel Curtis in 1920, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs) is a British think tank specializing in foreign policy, international economics, and regional studies. Chatham House is headquartered in London-UK. The Chatham House pioneered The Chatham House Rule for discussing controversial topics, particularly in politics and public affairs, which is called Chatham House Rule. Sir Nigel Sheinwald is Chair.
Funded by / Ownership
Chatham House, also known as The Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a registered UK charity. “Find that charity” lists the number of government grants under the contents section. According to charity commission.gov.uk, Chatham House’s total Income as of 31 March 2022 is £23,235,000. For details such as income from government grants and charitable activities, see here.
Analysis / Bias
Chatham House publishes articles with neutral headlines, such as: “How Russia’s invasion changed German foreign policy.” Regarding sourcing, they utilize credible sources such as the website of the German Federal Government Bundesregierungn, and journals like “International Affairs 98: 6, 2022.” In the article “How will Sweden’s right turn affect its foreign policy priorities?” they utilize The Guardian, BBC, AP, Le Monde, Financial Times sources, and The Swedish Psychological Defence Agency.
In analysis, the articles are balanced and well-sourced. When reporting on climate change, they publish articles such as “Climate change risk assessment 2021. The risks are compounding, and without immediate action, the impacts will be devastating.” Chatham House takes pro-science positions regarding climate change stating the consensus. In general, Chatham House produces low-biased research that is well-sourced and fact-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Chatham House as least biased based on balanced research articles and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 11/24/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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