Dr Gry Thomsen is a Policy Fellow at BASIC working on the Nuclear Disarmament Programme.
Fabian was Policy Intern at BASIC in 2021. Fabian was a graduate student at King’s College London where he was completing his Master’s degree in War Studies. Prior to starting at BASIC, Fabian completed internships at the Arms Control Department of the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Institute of International and Security Affairs (SWP), and MBDA Germany. In addition, Fabian worked as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Groningen, where he co-authored a journal article on European sanctions policy.
Fabian’s research focuses on the proliferation and strategic implications of long-range precision-strike capabilities, cross-domain deterrence, and strategic stability. At BASIC he supported the Nuclear Responsibilities Program.
Meet Our Staff
Our dedicated and professional team brings a diversity of expertise, approaches and perspectives. Meet its members below.
Chiara Cervasio is a Policy Fellow, working on the Nuclear Responsibilities Programme.
Fabian Hoffmann was a Policy Intern supporting the Nuclear Responsibilities Programme.
Alice Spilman is a Researcher on the Programme on Nuclear Responsibilities with BASIC and the ICCS, University of Birmingham.
Sophie McCormack is a Nuclear Policy Analyst at BASIC.
Dr Rishi Paul
Rishi Paul is a Senior Nuclear Policy Analyst at BASIC and leads our engagement in Southern Asia.
Laura Rose Brown
Laura Rose Brown is a Policy Fellow at BASIC and PhD student at the University of Leeds.
Chris Spedding is a Policy Fellow and Manager at BASIC, where he manages the Technological Risk programme.
Emily Enright was a Policy Fellow and Coordinator of the Emerging Voices Network.
Timothy Choi was a consultant on BASIC’s Emerging Technologies Programme from 2021 to 2022.
Sebastian Brixey-Williams is the Executive Director of BASIC.
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Zara Rizvi joined BASIC in September 2016 to support the daily office operations and to help develop our communications strategy.
Nick researches and teaches in the areas of international relations and international security at the University of York. His particular…
A. Vinod Kumar is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and a Visiting Faculty at the Institute of…
Norman Moss is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He was born in London in 1928 but was raised and educated partly in New York.
Anthony V. Rinna is a Senior Editor with Sino-NK, a research organization dedicated to analyzing Northeast Asia. Formerly trained as an…
Rebecca Cousins was BASIC’s Programme Director for the Next Gen project. Prior to that, she was a diplomat in the British Foreign and…
Rachel Staley Grant
Rachel Staley Grant joined NTI in August 2016 and serves as the Director of Public Education. Between 2011 and 2016, Staley Grant…
Edmond Seay III
Ted Seay is an independent arms control and disarmament consultant currently based in London. He was assigned to the U.S. Mission to…
Dr Ian Kearns is the co-Founder of the European Leadership Network and serves on the ELN’s Board of Directors. Dr Kearns served as…
Anne Penketh was BASIC Program Director in Washington from 2009 to 2012. Previously she was a staff journalist with major media…
Tim recently completed his PhD exploring the politics of nuclear disarmament at Warwick University as part of a collaborative…
Lianet Vazquez was the Herbert Scoville Jr Peace Fellow at BASIC in 2014.
Tabitha Sanders is one of the organisers of #NatSecGirlSquad, a US initiative to support women working in National Security. She was a…
Nina Sofie Pedersen
Nina Sofie Pedersen is a Researcher at BASIC. Her current responsibilities include researching and developing the Programme on…
Sir John Thomson was a British Diplomat who was High Commissioner to India and Ambassador to the UN. He served as adviser to BASIC.
Christina Pena was BASIC’s Analyst and Programme Manager.
Dr Ian Davis is an independent human security and arms control consultant, writer and founding director of NATO Watch…