Paul Ingram

Former Executive Director

Paul was Executive Director of BASIC between 2007 and August 2019, joining the organisation in August 2002. He was lead of BASIC’s international Stepping Stones Approach work, initiated along with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in October 2018, and officially launched in May 2019. Paul has an extensive media experience, most notably hosting a weekly peak-time talk show on IRINN (Iranian domestic TV News in Farsi) addressing issues relevant to regional and global security 2007-2012. He also taught leadership systems approaches on the flagship Top Management Programme at the UK government’s National School of Government 2006-2012.
Areas of expertise:
  • International strategic security
  • Nuclear disarmament negotiations and strategies
  • Nuclear deterrence relationships
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • European and Middle East strategic security


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Discover below Paul’s posts ordered from newest to oldest

Houses of Parliament

Parliamentary Briefing: House of Lords Debate on ‘Rising nuclear risk, disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’

This parliamentary briefing was issued in advance of the Debate on the report from the International Relations Committee ‘Rising nuclear risk, disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’, Tuesday, 16th of July 2019. This is an opportunity to consider the ways in which the UK can reduce nuclear risks globally, and engage in meaningful multilateral disarmament processes ahead of the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

A week in the life of BASIC

What does a small team in London dedicated to shifting the debate on nuclear disarmament worldwide do? We collected together a small number of representative activities we conducted in one week in June 2019.

Stockholm Syndrome: Looking to escape the nuclear trap we’re caught in

Whilst the public debate over nuclear disarmament tends to deal in black and white, the reality is that the nuclear disarmament process to which every member of the international community is committed to inevitably involves a complex set of steps that can be taken unilaterally, bilaterally and multilaterally. And this process inevitably involves uncertainty and setback.

Report: Stepping Stones to Disarmament – Making Progress in a Polarised International Climate

The Stepping Stones Approach seeks to engage all members of the international community in a cooperative and inclusive process that nudges the nuclear possessor states away from arms racing dynamics and in a more positive direction, with the intention of reducing the salience of nuclear weapons in postures, achieving incremental disarmament and progressively building up the capacity for further steps.

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