Building Capacity for a WMD-Free Middle East

Friday, January 24, 2014 (All day)

BASIC held in Washington, DC a private roundtable discussion with experts on both nuclear weapons issues and the Middle East, to discuss potential for progress on a WMD-free zone in the region. This paper highlights, in summary form, the key points discussed during the meeting which followed Chatham House Rules.

Cost and benefits to US strategic interests from UK renewal of Trident

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (All day)

BASIC's last Strategic Dialogue on nuclear weapons was held on November 12 in Washington, DC. Paul Ingram and Peter Huessy shared perceptions on Trident in the United Kingdom and the United States, and discussed what possible changes could mean for alliance security, with a focus on how the United States might view such changes. 

Steps on the way forward to a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 (All day)

On October 29th, 2013, BASIC hosted a small group of academics and experts on and from the Middle East region for a private roundtable in Washington, D.C. on the current challenges surrounding a WMD–free zone in the Middle East. This paper highlights the key points discussed.

Strengthening Nonproliferation: Game-Changing Ideas

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 (All day)

United Nations First Committee Side Event
Ward Wilson and Barry Blechman discussed how to rethink the different value perceptions of nuclear weapons within an international security framework, in order to strengthen nonproliferation efforts. The event took place on October 16th, as a side event at the United Nations First Committee. Angela Kane moderated the event and Benno Laggner from the Swiss delegation made introductory remarks.

Moscow Roundtable: Prospects for Russian-US Arms Control

Thursday, May 16, 2013 (All day)

On Thursday May 16th, BASIC co-sponsored a roundtable in Moscow with the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), Arms Control Association (ACA), the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) on new prospects for Russian-US Arms Control.

Roundtable on British policy towards NATO's nuclear posture

Monday, January 21, 2013 (All day)

BASIC hosted a private roundtable on the United Kingdom's approach to NATO's nuclear posture after Chicago 2012 and nuclear deployments in Europe. Post-Chicago Summit analyses seem to agree that whilst a clear consensus on the general thrust of NATO’s nuclear policy was achieved, it is unclear how long this will pertain.

Strategic Dialogue on Nuclear Posture

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 (All day)

The British American Security Information Council held its second strategic dialogue breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC on September 18, 2012. 

BASIC in Doha - Conference on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in the Gulf

Hans Blix
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (All day) to Thursday, March 22, 2012 (All day)

From March 21-22, 2012: BASIC organized a two-day conference at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, in association with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Almost 50 distinguished U.S. and European experts, as well as analysts, diplomats and officials from the region, attended the event, which is aimed at raising the profile of the Gulf states in non-proliferation efforts. The conference covered a broad range of issues, including: ways to reinforce the NPT and the 2010 Action Plan; Iranian nuclear program and a WMD-free zone in the Middle East; and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.