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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We now need an informed Trident Debate
September 16, 2015

 Rising above petty politics

The nature and quality of the media storm since Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party, when criticising his open-ended position over the EU, his wearing a peace poppy when remembering past conflicts, or his position on Trident, betrays a group-think pack mentality that is out of touch with the disillusionment of many people with...

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.

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The state of the UK and European debates on nuclear weapons

On Thursday October 15th, BASIC and the Federation of American Scientists will host a joint discussion on the state of the UK and European nuclear weapons debates, and the importance of this in a global context.


September 30, 2015

This week’s non-debate of Trident at the Labour Party conference is now an opportunity to reframe the issue and set the UK on a more stable path towards a non-nuclear future. But it will take collaboration between people on different sides of the current divide.

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