non-nuclear weapon states

Launch of Adelphi 396: Abolishing nuclear weapons

George Perkovich is the leading author of a new Adelphi paper, commissioned in part by the UK Foreign Office and trailed by Margaret Beckett, whilst Foreign Secretary, in a speech at the Carnegie Conference in 2007 about the technical and political aspects around moves towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The paper was launched in Washington on 16th September at the Carnegie Endowment.

Iran update: number 123


  • Iran misses supposed imposed deadline to respond to P5+1 updated incentives package
  • Solana receives letter from Tehran, P5+1 reported to have deemed it an "unacceptable" response
  • Isra

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Meeting with a delegation from the Defence Committee of the WEU Assembly - The European Security and Defence Assembly

On June 17, 2008, BASIC hosted a meeting with delegation members from the Defence Committee of the Assembly of the Western European Union - The European Security and Defence Assembly at the Washington, D.C. Home of Stewart R. Mott.

Below are the briefings delivered by Washington-based peace and security experts Ambassador James Leonard, John Isaacs, Shervin Boloorian, and Dr. Joanna Spear.

Getting to Zero Update

Getting to Zero Update

A World Without Nuclear Weapons: The International Dimension

BASIC joined with the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC to jointly sponsor a debrief on the recent meeting on nuclear disarmament in Oslo, Norway.

Ambassadors Max Kampelman and James Goodby (U.S.-ret.) and Dr. George Perkovich discussed the means of revitalizing the international disarmament movement.

Follow this link to USIP for a summary and audio recordings of the event:

Oslo meeting

George Shultz and Sam Nunn are addressing the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG, clerked by BASIC) in London on Thursday after the International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament that is underway now in Oslo, Norway.

From the International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament website:

The Government of Norway, in cooperation with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Hoover Institution, is convening an international conference on Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, in Oslo 26-27 February 2008.


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