Joint event with UNA-UK: Surviving Nuclear Zero, May 29, 2015
BASIC Event: Options Regarding the Replacement of Trident​​, March 4, 2015
Talking Trident: A Conversation with the next generation
BASIC discusses prospects for a nuclear weapon free world at the Edinburgh Talking Trident event, Oct 2014
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
Ward Wilson BASIC
Ward Wilson presenting at the National Assembly of Costa Rica, May 2013

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Consider the alternative: what opposition to the Iran nuclear deal could signal
July 15, 2015

The deal is at last concluded over Iran’s nuclear program, lifting many economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States, European Union and United Nations in return for long term curbs on the country’s nuclear program and the most extensive long-term verification and inspections regime ever accepted by a state.

UK nuclear weapons - a source of insecurity?
May 26, 2015

The UK doggedly maintains an ‘independent nuclear deterrent’ but a naval officer has blown the whistle on the system’s inherent insecurity—with its potentially incalculable implications.

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Future 25: Shaping the Next Generation of Policy Ideas

On July 22nd, BASIC joined up with Future Foreign Policy (FFP) to celebrate its Next Generation Shapers project and the launch of FFP’s FUTURE25 foreign policy competition with a networking event in London for the next generation of policy shapers.


July 29, 2015

Iranian radicals who see themselves on the front line against Zionism and the Great Satan are on tenterhooks this summer. Iran, a weak middle-power country often itself isolated from the rest of the world, could succeed in dealing a huge blow to the credibility of the most powerful state on the planet, and with it the positive values it represents.

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