Trident Commission
The Trident Commission at the launch of their final report, July 2014
BASIC team at the launch of the Trident Commission's final report, July 2014
BASIC conversation with the next generation
BASIC conversation with the next generation
Trevor McCrisken BASIC
BASIC Chair Trevor McCrisken at the Strategic Dialogue on Capitol Hill, November 2013
Paul Ingram BASIC
Paul Ingram at BASIC's conference in Doha, March 2012
Ward Wilson BASIC
Ward Wilson presenting at the National Assembly of Costa Rica, May 2013
EU Non-Proliferation
BASIC board member Andrew Cottey at the EU Non-Proliferation Conference, October 1, 2013. Credit: IISS & EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
Credit: Defence Images

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NATO-Russia: Time for a change in direction
September 02, 2014

NATO heads of state meet in Newport, south Wales for their summit at the end of this week. The relationship with Russia will dominate the agenda—the only question being how far member states are openly willing to go to face down Moscow in the conflict over Ukraine.

Would Scotland's nationalists disarm Trident?
August 28, 2014

The renewal of the “independent British nuclear deterrent” has met remarkably little debate in the UK. Except in Scotland, that is. This week the leader of the Scottish National party and first minister in Edinburgh, Alex Salmond, went head-to-head with Alistair Darling, the Labour leader of the ‘Better Together’ campaign, for a second live debate over next month’s referendum on Scottish independence.

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We Need to Talk...About Nukes

BASIC and WMD Awareness kicked off their Talking Trident: A Conversation with the Next Generation dialogue series with an event on July 9th at RichMix in Shoreditch/Bethnal Green, London.


September 01, 2014

Enriching uranium is the most difficult part of building a nuclear bomb. If you can get hold of 15 pounds of highly-enriched uranium, which is a lump about the size of a grapefruit, and have a reasonably sophisticated engineering industry, you can build a nuclear bomb.

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