Publications

BASIC reports and briefings offer authoritative analysis and innovative recommendations to help countries make meaningful progress on nuclear disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation.

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Latest Publications


Read our latest publications, from January 2018 onwards.

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Report: NATO and Climate Change: Towards a Joint Understanding and Response

This report shows that different states have different approaches to climate change and security. It suggests that some states still consider climate change effects on security of less importance than traditional considerations, or perhaps that some states believe that adapting their war fighting ability to the effects of climate change is detracting from its primary responsibility of protecting and defending the state. 

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Masterclass from Taylor Barnes: Eight Decades of the US Military-Industrial Complex: Trends in Domestic Job Creation, Working Conditions, and Organised Labour

On Wednesday 28th February, Taylor Barnes, from Inkstick Media, joined the Emerging Voices Network (EVN) to deliver an Expert Masterclass on ‘Eight Decades of the US Military-Industrial Complex: Trends in Domestic Job Creation, Working Conditions, and Organised Labour’. 

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BASIC is developing new approaches to overcome states’ dependency on the doctrine of nuclear deterrence, which blocks global nuclear disarmament and drives proliferation. We engage diverse perspectives, encourage empathy across states, and broaden the context of debate. We have an established reputation for non-partisan, non-judgmental, cross-cultural engagement and for seeking common ground.

Our current programmes are listed below. To see our completed programmes, visit our archive.

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2017 Publications


Read our publications from last year. Our reports from this period include analysis of the implications of the Trump Administration on US nuclear policy, the risks posed by offensive cyber weapons to UK Trident submarines, and BASIC and UNA-UK’s call for UK leadership on disarmament and arms control at the multilateral level.

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BASIC Annual Report 2017

2017 was a tough year for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Read our latest Annual Report to find out how we worked towards creating a world free of the risk of nuclear weapons over now the course of 2017.

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Report: Meaningful Multilateralism: 30 Nuclear Disarmament Proposals for the Next UK Government

In Meaningful Multilateralism, BASIC and UNA–UK offer 30 multilateral disarmament proposals for the incoming UK Government after the General Election on the 8th June, themed according to three types of leadership the UK has previously shown in disarmament.

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BASIC is developing new approaches to overcome states’ dependency on the doctrine of nuclear deterrence, which blocks global nuclear disarmament and drives proliferation. We engage diverse perspectives, encourage empathy across states, and broaden the context of debate. We have an established reputation for non-partisan, non-judgmental, cross-cultural engagement and for seeking common ground.

Our current programmes are listed below.

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BASIC is developing new approaches to overcome states’ dependency on the doctrine of nuclear deterrence, which blocks global nuclear disarmament and drives proliferation. We engage diverse perspectives, encourage empathy across states, and broaden the context of debate. We have an established reputation for non-partisan, non-judgmental, cross-cultural engagement and for seeking common ground.

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