Innovative thinking is needed to overcome deeply entrenched attitudes and slow progress in the shared responsibility to strengthen nuclear non-proliferation measures and achieve global security through nuclear disarmament. This publication represents 14 months of investigation into how future nuclear weapons policy can become more relevant to the concerns and the security of the next generation.
As a follow on to the Next Generation project, we will hosting a series of systems mapping workshops across the USA and UK to map problem themes related to nuclear security and non-proliferation in order to surface possible improvements that help to address some of the wicked problems associated with nuclear security.
It is a quarter of a century since the Cold War. Yet the debate over nuclear weapons has the shadow of that ideological struggle hanging over it, and investment decisions are being taken that will commit states to deploying nuclear weapons for half a century from now.
Between October 2014 and March 2015 as part of the Next Generation Shapers project, BASIC hosted a series of discussions with US and UK based policy students and young professionals with different interests and areas of expertise.
Climate change and nuclear weapons have one thing in common: neither are easily solvable dilemmas and require multidimensional global action.
As part of BASIC\’s Next Generation Project, BASIC Executive Director Paul Ingram and Greenpeace campaigner Louise Edge led a discussion exploring the links between the nuclear weapons debate and the climate change debate, and the political and public perceptions of both
How could Britain ensure its security without nuclear weapons?
BASIC joined up with the United Nations Association-UK (UNA-UK) to discuss this question on 29 May 2015 at the International Maritime Organization in London.
BASIC and WMD Awareness kicked off their Talking Trident: A Conversation with the Next Generation event series on July 9th in Shoreditch in east London. These events are a series of debates being held to give young adults in Britain the opportunity to express their opinions on the issue of nuclear weapons before the government makes a decision on whether to renew its nuclear system, Trident, in 2016.