Thursday, April 21, 2022

Russia Declares Think Tank Chatham House "Undesirable"

Here is more from Barron's:

Russia said that it will add the UK think tank Chatham House to a blacklist of "undesirable" international organisations, calling it a threat to national security.

While the Russian announcement did not give any specific reason, it comes following Britain's strong support to Kyiv following the launch of Russia's military operation in Ukraine.

Chatham House is the informal name for The Royal Institute of International Affairs, a respected, more than century-old research institute in London that focuses on international affairs and is widely cited by media.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's chief of staff Andriy Yermak and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba have recently taken part in events organised by Chatham House.

It recently held a webinar titled "Aggression against Ukraine: Holding Russia accountable".


Several other thinks tanks were already on Russia's undesirable list, including the Atlantic Council and the German Marshall Fund (GMF).