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Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking is the new podcast from Chatham House.

Each week our director, Bronwen Maddox, will host conversations with leading policymakers, journalists and our own Chatham House experts to provide insight and depth on the big international questions of the week.

Independent Thinking gives you, the listener, the opportunity to engage with the high-level conversations that the institute hosts, and, for Chatham House members, to ask questions directly to the participants in each episode.

Oct 26, 2023

Roxanne Escobales speaks with experts from our US and Americas programme, Dr Christopher Sabatini and Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, about Argentina's on-going election.

Joining them from Buenos Aires are journalist Natalia Gherardi who is covering Argentina's election up-close.

Don't miss our expertise:

If Milei meets Massa...


Oct 20, 2023

Bronwen Maddox speaks with New York Times journalist Steven Erlanger about President Biden's trip to Israel and the prospects of an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.

Joining them are Sam Rose from UNRWA and   Dr Elham Fakhro from our Middle East and North Africa programme.

Don't miss our expertise:

President Biden’s...


Oct 13, 2023

Bronwen Maddox speaks with Reuters journalist Steve Farrell about the attacks by Hamas on Israel and the Israeli military response now underway in Gaza.

Joining them also are Professor Yossi Mekelberg and Dr Elham Fakhor from our Middle East and North Africa programme.

Don't miss our expertise:

Why has Hamas taken...


Oct 5, 2023

Bronwen Maddox speaks with Rory Stewart about the state of British politics in a world of populist leaders. Journalist Robert Peston meanwhile joins us from the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Later in the show, Roxanne Escobales and Olivia O'Sullivan discuss whether Rory Stewart is right about the state of...