British American Security Information Council BASIC

Our Vision: We want a safe and peaceful world, one without the threat of war and nuclear destruction. As Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill said: “All of the nations of the world, for realistic as well as spiritual reasons, must come to the abandonment of the use of force”. BASIC believes that a law-guided approach based on negotiated treaties and a cooperative security agenda is the only viable way to reduce weapons proliferation, terrorism and inter-state-conflict … (about 1/2).

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Addresses: BASIC UK, The Grayston Centre, 2nd Floor, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT, UK;
BASIC US,110 Maryland Ave, NE, Suite 205, Washington, DC 20002, USA;

About 2/2: … Our Mission: Since 1987, BASIC has worked as an independent research and advocacy organization. Our research is respected and trusted, and widely used by many other organisations and individuals.

We focus on transatlantic security and arms control issues as a means of creating a more stable and secure world. With offices, staff, advisors, governing board membership and patrons on both sides of the Atlantic, we play a unique role as a transatlantic bridge for policy makers and opinion shapers.

How We Operate – We achieve our mission by:

  • Researching and providing a critical examination of future decision points in transatlantic security policy, including: (a) arms control and disarmament policies involving nuclear and biological weapons, and other weapons of mass destruction; (b) national, regional and international security strategies including, but not limited to, peacekeeping, conflict management and prevention, and the control of terrorism; and (c) arms transfers and the international weapons trade;
  • Assisting in the development of transatlantic security policies, policy making and the assessment of policy priorities; and
  • Decoding complex defence and security material to promote public understanding and foster informed debate and creative solutions.

BASIC is the first and only peace & security NGO established to be British-American in name, composition, orientation and focus.

The transatlantic security community is understood to include the nations of North America and Europe, including Russia.

Our target audience in Europe and North America includes policymakers and opinion shapers – government officials, journalists, academics and other individuals and institutions needing reliable information and analysis about transatlantic security and arms control issues.

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