strategic dialogue

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. 

Strategic Dialogue on Nuclear Weapons Spending: What Does the United States Need and Why?

BASIC held its fourth Strategic Dialogue event, asking Dr. Christopher Ford (Hudson Institute) and Amb. Steven Pifer (Brookings Institution) to reflect on how the United States should approach possible spending cuts to its nuclear forces.

The event was held in the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, for House and Senate staff members on January 18, 2013. BASIC would like to thank the House Armed Services Committee for venue access.

Listen to the event below.

Hans Kristensen and Linton Brooks at third BASIC Strategic Dialogue

Amb. Linton Brooks from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Hans Kristensen from the Federation of American Scientists engaged in a discussion on “Nuclear modernization": What does it mean and what is required for U.S. security? at the third BASIC strategic dialogue held at the Capitol Hill Club on November 13, 2012.

BASIC News: July - September 2012

BASIC News: May - June 2012

NATO leaders met at their summit in Chicago on May 20-21 to agree on, amongst other things, the text arising from the Deterrence and Defence Posture Review that had been 18 months in process. BASIC has been organizing roundtables around Europe, Moscow and Washington alongside the Arms Control Association, IFSH (Hamburg), and local partners to discuss nuclear-related issues with officials and others to influence the discussion. The DDPR does not close this debate, but rather opens it up over the next few years.

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