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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Trident: the need for a comprehensive risk assessment
November 23, 2015

The Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), planned for publication on 23 November 2015, is expected to include an update on the Trident renewal project and financial estimates.

Trident Needs a Risk Assessment
November 13, 2015

Rumours are swirling around Britain’s Trident renewal project as Parliament prepares for key announcements and a possible vote on the issue in the next two weeks.

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Reframing the narratives on nuclear weapons for the next generation

It is a quarter of a century since the Cold War. Yet the debate over nuclear weapons has the shadow of that ideological struggle hanging over it, and investment decisions are being taken that will commit states to deploying nuclear weapons for half a century from now.


October 26, 2015

 Russian aircraft make intrusions into the air space of the Baltic states and skirt the air space of Britain. Russian bombers attack targets in Syria, and America is advised to keep its aircraft out of the way. Russia may have designs on the Baltic States, and is certainly playing a role in Syria. Possibilities arise of a clash that could lead to escalation.

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