British American Security Information Council
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The British American Security Information Council, also known as "BASIC", is an activist organization based in London and Washington, D.C.. BASIC is a small but influential organization seeking nuclear disarmment and non-proliferation. BASIC works with politicians, government officials, and other decision-makers who share this vision, and with those who oppose it's ideas. BASIC has built a reputation as a trusted and independent source of information, sharing ideas and perspectives to inform debate and foster creative solutions.
BASIC currently has projects related to NATO's nuclear posture, arms control treaties, a WMD-free zone in the Middle East, and Iran's nuclear file. BASIC is also linked with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation. In 2012, BASIC started a breakfast series of Strategic Dialogues to engage with US policy leaders on questions around nuclear deterrence. BASIC also launched the Trident Commission in 2011, which is an independent and cross-party Commission, co-chaired by Lord Browne of Ladyton, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, and Sir Menzies Campbell, examining the complexity of issues and options facing the UK government in the decision on its nuclear deterrent and its non-proliferation policy. The report, released in 2014, was for the continuation of the british nuclear program. 
BASIC is the only peace and security non-governmental organization that is British-American in composition and focus. It works on both sides of the Atlantic to encourage sustainable transatlantic security policies and to develop the strategies that can achieve them. BASIC partners with other international NGOs to promote public understanding of the danger of growing nuclear arsenals.
BASIC has charitable status in the United Kingdom and in the United States. BASIC has offices in London and Washington, and a network of board members and advisers, and patrons on both sides of the Atlantic. Its Executive Director is Paul Ingram, based in London.
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