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Undercurrents

Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.

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Nov 1, 2022

This episode of Reflections at 100, marking the centenary of International Affairs, the journal of Chatham House, looks at how empire and decolonization have been discussed in the journal.

Isabel and Krisztina speak to Meera Sabaratnam about how thinkers and policy-makers from the 1920s to 1970s understood both empire...


Aug 12, 2022

What drives refugee movements and how should policies manage them?

This episode of Reflections at 100, marking the centenary of International Affairs, the journal of Chatham House, looks at refugees and migration.

Isabel speaks to Emily Venturi about the movement of refugees, the development of global humanitarian...


Aug 4, 2022

In this final episode of our special series, we speak to Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko and Professor Georgiy Kassianov. How can Ukraine rebuild while coexisting with Russia? What is needed to rebuild a stronger country efficiently and effectively?

Host: Ned Sedgwick

Guests : Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko (Ukrainian diplomat...


Jul 28, 2022

How have western financial institutions created loopholes for the Russian elite? Are sanctions truly enforceable on oligarchs with a strong foothold in cities like London? What is Putin’s role in all of this?

Host: Ned Sedgwick 

Guests: Thomas Mayne (Chatham House Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme),


Jul 21, 2022

In this episode we follow up on the food shortage crisis we looked at in the beginning weeks of the war on episode two. What long-term problems can we expect because of the disruption to agriculture in Ukraine? Is there any hope for a solution?

Host: Ned Sedgwick 

Guests :Marianne Schneider-Petsinger (Chatham House...