Over 90 years of independent thinking on international affairs

Gale, part of Cengage Learning has partnered with Chatham House, the world-leading centre for policy research on international affairs, to digitise Chatham House’s rich archive covering the 20th and 21st centuries. Containing over 90 years of high level analysis and research on global trends and key events and issues, this searchable online archive brings international affairs knowledge and expertise directly to the desktops of researchers and students.

Half a million pages of research and analysis

Chatham House Online Archive provides a searchable, browseable research environment that enables users to explore approximately half a million pages and over 90 years of research, expert analysis and commentary. Subject-indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs will allow users to quickly retrieve and analyse material relevant to their own research or study. Users will also have access to the full text of Chatham House’s two flagship publications: the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts offering valuable insight into the thoughts and reasonings of key figures in international affairs. Past speakers include:

• Amr Moussa                       • François Mitterrand             • Jean-Claude Trichet                • Mahatma Gandhi        • Willy Brandt  
• Andreas Papandreou       • Hans Blix                               • Kenneth Kaunda                      • Romano Prodi             • Winston Churchill
• Arnold Toynbee                  • Henry Kissinger                   • King Hussein of Jordan          • Tung Chee Hwa
• Chaim Weizmann              • Jacques Attali                      • Paul Kagame                             • Vaclav Klaus

Key research topics covered in the archive include:

Diplomacy & International RelationsEnergy, Environment & DevelopmentInternational Economics, Trade & Business
International & National PoliticsInternational Security & LawGlobal Health Security


As a truly global resource, researchers will find every region of the world covered including:

Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Russia and Australasia

Addressing the needs of a wide range of users

Research and teaching
The multi-disciplinary resource brings this crucial period of international history into the hands of researchers and students, enabling them to mine and explore the views and research of top specialists in the field. As such, this will be an indispensable tool for researchers and students of international relations, politics and law, diplomacy, security and terrorism studies, economics, environment, war and peace studies and 20th century history.

Professional and business research and briefing
Chatham House Online Archive enables fast and precise access to research, analysis and reports on industry and business sectors, commodities and environmental challenges and development issues. This is an essential resource for anyone engaged academically or professionally in the international or global arena, or requiring an international perspective, particularly of their own country or government. As such, government ministries, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), charitable foundations, investment banks and equity companies, trade councils, multi-national corporations, and international businesses will find a wealth of material to support their decision-making.

About Chatham House

Based in St James’s Square, London, Chatham House has long been regarded as one of the world’s premier policy institutes on international affairs. Since its creation in 1920, it has been a source of independent analysis and informed debate, promoting open as well as confidential discussions about significant developments in the global arena. Its teams of researchers produce independent and rigorous analysis of global, regional and country-specific challenges and the centre has been voted the No 1 think tank outside the United States for the past four consecutive years by the Global “Go-To Think Tanks” survey. www.chathamhouse.org

Please note:

“Our databases and digital archives are only available for institutions to trial and purchase. They are not available at this stage for individual subscriptions. For individuals seeking specific content within one of our resources, Gale, part of Cengage Learning does not have the rights to provide this service. If you wish to obtain a specific article, issue or book, please contact your library and enquire about online access to our products. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”