Marina Favaro is a former Nuclear Policy Analyst at BASIC.
Timothy Choi was a consultant on BASIC’s Emerging Technologies Programme from 2021 to 2022.
Timothy Choi is a PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, where his dissertation employs a broadened notion of sea control to analyze the influence of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on the force structures and peacetime operations of three Arctic countries: Canada, Denmark, and Norway. His latest publication is “Danish Naval Evolution in the Arctic: Developments through the Unipolar Moment” in Kennedy and Wilson’s Navies in Multipolar Worlds by Routledge; he also has a chapter on Canadian maritime forces in Grey and White Hulls by Bowers and Koh, as well as articles on Arctic militarization in the Arctic Yearbook and Norwegian coast guard operations in Ocean Development and International Law. He is a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) and the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Analysis Network (NAADSN), and also serves as a board member of the Canadian Naval Review and is also its Photo Editor. He has commented widely on Canadian shipbuilding and maritime security matters in Canadian and international media outlets.
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Sophie McCormack is a Nuclear Policy Analyst at BASIC.
Marion Messmer was the Co-Director of BASIC and Director of BASIC’s Programmes on Risk Reduction and the Stepping Stones Approach to Nuclear Disarmament.
Alice Spilman is a Researcher on the Programme on Nuclear Responsibilities with BASIC and the ICCS, University of Birmingham.
Dr Rishi Paul
Rishi Paul is a Senior Nuclear Policy Analyst at BASIC and leads our engagement in Southern Asia.
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…