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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Event: Compendium Discussion: Crisis Communications: Indian and Pakistani Perspectives on Responsible Practices

On Wednesday 23rd August at 11am BST/UK time, 3pm PKT/Pakistan time, and 3:30pm IST/India time, the BASIC-ICCS Nuclear Responsibilities Programme will host a virtual roundtable discussion of the compendium ‘Crisis Communications: Indian and Pakistani Perspectives on Responsible Practices’.

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Exercising Status Recognition Sensibility: The Empathic De-escalation of the Sino-Indian 1998 Status Dilemma

In her article published by International Relations Journal, Dr Chiara Cervasio, Policy Fellow and Programme Manager of the Nuclear responsibilities Programme, argues that the exercise of what she calls status recognition sensibility is critical to explaining whether dangerous competitions for status can be mitigated in world politics.

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Anthology: De-siloing Existential Threats: Challenging Identity, Power, and Inclusivity in the Nuclear Policy Field

Read the Emerging Voices Network’s (EVN) latest report, in which five EVN Working Groups provide a range of policy recommendations and valuable insights into the current challenges and issues that concern emerging researchers and young professionals in the nuclear policy field.

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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. To see our completed programmes, visit our archive.

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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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