Six months ago, BASIC’s Emerging Voices Network (EVN) launched a new Policy Cycle focused on de-siloing existential threats. With support from the Ploughshares Equity Rises Fund, this EVN Policy Cycle was dedicated to breaking down silos and challenging ideas and approaches within and adjacent to the nuclear policy field. As issues relating to identity, power, and inclusivity inform international security practices, nuclear policy, and peacebuilding in many ways, they can have significant implications for individuals, societies, and states all over the world. Confronting, reflecting, and addressing these topics is therefore key to transforming contemporary and future nuclear policy decisions in the best interests of peace and security.
With this in mind, five EVN Working Groups, each led by two Co-Chairs, researched and drafted policy papers including a set of policy recommendations for the international community to consider and take forward. The resulting anthology provides valuable insights into the current challenges and issues that concern emerging researchers and young professionals in the nuclear policy field, including chapters on:
- ‘The Supporting Role of the Military-Industrial Complex to Nuclear Weapons: A Case Study on the United States from Cultural, Political, and Economic Perspectives’
- ‘The Dual Threat of Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change: The Danger of Inaction’
- ‘Beyond the Echo Chamber: Creating a More Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Nuclear Weapons Policy Field’
- ‘The Ultimate Coloniser: Challenging Racism and White Supremacy in Nuclear Weapons Policy Making’
- ‘The Intersection of Social Justice, Uranium Mining and Nuclear Testing’
Read the anthology below: