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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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.

UK Nuclear Policy Now: Questions Remain
May 15, 2015

The Conservatives fought the election with a clear policy of like-for-like renewal of the Trident nuclear weapon system, and now have a majority in Parliament and fully control the government.

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Future 25: Shaping the Next Generation of Policy Ideas

On July 9th, BASIC is joining 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.


June 30, 2015

Whichever way you look at it, it seems that the fiscal hawks and disarmament doves have been blown out of the sky and have sunk into a deep blue ocean where the Trident Successor programme stares them head-on.

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