Talking Trident Event Series

In partnership with WMD Awareness, BASIC set up the Talking Trident events series between 2014-2015 in order to encourage a wider public discussion about Trident and prospects for Trident renewal amongst Britain's young people, encouraging more interaction in this critical issue. 

Strategic Dialogues

Between 2012-2013, BASIC delivered a series of “Strategic Dialogues” in Washington DC, aimed at facilitating the exchange of different perspectives on nuclear weapons issues and deterrence theories. Experts share their views in “dialogue” rather than traditional “debate” format, with the aim of exploring commonalities rather than emphasizing differences.

Shadow NATO Summits

BASIC and partners organized a series of conferences, or shadow summits, with civil society actors to take place in parallel to the NATO Summits in 2009, 2010, and 2012.

Working towards a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East

Between 2011-2014, BASIC worked with partners in the Middle East on developing constructive dialogues to further non-proliferation and disarmament in the Middle East and build prospects for a WMD-Free Zone. Below you will find a comprehensive list of our events and publications during this period. 

Trident Commission

From 2011-2014 BASIC coordinated an independent, cross-party commission to examine the United Kingdom’s nuclear weapons policy and the issue of Trident renewal. It’s final report and background papers were published on 1 July 2014:

Joint Project: Reducing the Role of Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Between 2010-2014, BASIC ran a series of joint projects on reducing the role of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.