Summary of roundtable discussion on “NATO’s future nuclear posture”

This paper highlights the main themes arising from a roundtable discussion held on July 25th, 2013 in Washington, D.C., which brought a small group of experts together with representatives from a number of NATO member states to discuss the future of NATO’s nuclear posture and engagement with Russia on arms control and nuclear weapons. This discussion built on workshops previously held in Moscow and Brussels in 2012 and 2013.

TacNukes News No. 5

1.  TNW and Confidence and Security Building Measures
2.  The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative at the NPT PrepCom
3.  NATO Parliamentarians letter to Obama
4. The Netherlands debate on TNW
5.  Rethinking the "NATO" argument in the NPT forum
6.  View on TNW from Turkey
7.  Voices from Russia and the U.W. on B61 LEP, TNW, and future arms control
8. Nuclear Extended Deterrence
9. New Joint Project Publication: NATO's Nuclear Guardians

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Iran Nuclear Talks Extended as Region's Unrest Clogs Discussions

BASIC's executive director, Paul Ingram, was featured in an article on by Henry Meyer, Ilya Arkhipov, and Jonathan Tirone. The article covers the E3+3 (P5+1) discussions with Iran in Moscow, which ended on June 19th without any breakthroughs. Ingram was quoted as saying, "The nuclear crisis will only be resolved when Iran's role within the region is fully addressed...a conversation about Syria and Bahrain is part of that."


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Russia's Iran Game

Russia's refusal to follow the leadership of the West, and to resist attempts to strengthen multilateral sanctions, has complicated efforts to put stronger pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.  It has also meant that the E3+3 (P5+1) position in talks has been less clear than negotiators would have liked. On the eve of talks in Moscow, Shivani Handa of BASIC asks what is behind this agenda in Moscow.

BASIC News: July-November 2011

The British American Security Information Council has been making fresh tracks to advance dialogue on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, including at seminars in Malta and Moscow, and moving the London office to Whitehall.

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Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear-free world fading fast

“I wouldn't say it was dead. It's in emergency resuscitation” ... "If there is hope, no, it's not coming from Washington. The leadership of this is not going to come from Washington." 

Paul Ingram, executive director of BASIC, was quoted in the Guardian. To read more see:



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