Portal del Consejo de Información sobre Seguridad Británico-Americano

BASIC is a progressive and independent analysis and advocacy organization which researches and provides a critical examination of global security issues, including nuclear policies, military strategies, armaments and disarmament. BASIC assists in the development of global security policies, policy-making and the assessment of policy priorities, and promotes public awareness and understanding of these policies and of policy-making in Europe and the US.
With governing directors and offices on both sides of the Atlantic, BASIC facilitates the exchange of information and analysis on these global security issues in order to foster informed debate.
Members of the Council
Amb. Robert L. Barry
Barry is currently a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and has had a long career with the U.S. government on European affairs and arms control. Ambassador Barry headed the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina from January 1998 to June 2001. He also served as ambassador to Bulgaria and Indonesia. Ambassador Barry helped establish and coordinate U.S. assistance programs for Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union promoting market economies and democracy. He also served as Deputy Director of the Voice of America and ambassador to the Stockholm Conference on Disarmament in Europe.
Andrew Cottey
Dr. Andrew Cottey is Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, Department of Government, University of College Cork. He has previously worked at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, the EastWest Institute, Saferworld and BASIC. He has been a NATO Research Fellow, a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a Visiting Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He is author of various publications on European and international security.
Peter Crampton
Crampton was a (United Kingdom) Member of European Parliament from1989-1999. He was previously chair of the European Nuclear Disarmament Campaign and chair of the International Committee Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Malcolm Dando
Dando is Professor of International Security at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford and co-director of the Department’s project on strengthening the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). He has published widely on biological warfare, bio-terrorism, non-lethal weapons and related international security issues. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in March 1999.
Brian Eno
Brian Eno’s career encompasses music, writing, lecturing, teaching and the visual arts. He has released a series of critically acclaimed solo albums and collaborations with other leading musicians. His audio/visual installation work has been shown around the world; a total of 80 or so exhibitions to date. Eno is a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art in London and has been awarded Honorary Doctorate in Technology from Plymouth University and Honorary Professorship by the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He is a member of Global Business Network, the Media Lab Europe in Dublin and a patron of the Institute of Contemporary Arts as well as a founder of The Long Now Foundation. His writings on politics and culture have been published in Time magazine (Europe), Nouvel Observateur, Foreign Policy and The Observer. He is the author of ‘A Year with Swollen Appendices’ published by Faber and Faber in 1996.
Susan M. Kincade
Ms. Kincade is a financial and management consultant in Washington, DC with a special interest in nonprofit organizations. Previously she held management positions with the Henry L. Stimson Center, the Committee for National Security, and the Institutes for Behavior Resources.
Amb. James Leonard
Ambassador Leonard is Executive director of the Washington Council on Non-Proliferation. During a distinguished career as a diplomat, arms control negotiator and foreign affairs expert he served as US adviser to Cyrus Vance for the Olof Palme Commission on Disarmament and Security; Deputy Special Negotiator for the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1979-81, and Assistant Director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Kenneth Luongo
Kenneth Luongo is currently the Executive Director of the Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council. He also has an appointment as a Visiting Research Collaborator at the Princeton University Program on Science and Global Security. He has also served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy for Nonproliferation Policy and the Director of the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the US Department of Energy.
James O’Connell
O’Connell retired as Head of the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University during 1993. He continues to play an active role in the department.
Jennifer O’Connor
Jennifer O’Connor is Counsel at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering. She received her bachelors degree from Harvard University in 1987, her Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University in 1993, and her JD degree from Georgetown University in 1997. She previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy of the US Department of Labor and as Special Assistant to the President during the Clinton Administration.
Sima Osdoby
Sima Osdoby has focused over the past several years on the development of democratic institutions and civil society in newly emerging democracies and post-conflict countries, especially in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. She is currently Deputy Director of the Democratization Department in the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has served on the staff of a number of international election observation missions, and was Senior Advisor for Civic Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and as Acting Executive Director of Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation. Her arms control experience includes serving as Director of Policy and Program for Women’s Action for New Directions and as Director of the Leveraged Outreach Project, which addressed the conventional arms trade. She serves on a number of boards and advisory boards and in 1996 chaired the international task force of the Coalition for Women’s Appointments.
Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He previously lectured at Imperial College, London and worked for the Overseas Development Ministry. He has published 17 books and over 100 papers, writes occasionally for The Guardian and The Observer and is the international security correspondent for www.opendemocracy.net.
Joanna Spear
Dr. Joanna Spear is the Director of the United States Foreign Policy Institute at George Washington University. Between 1996 and 2003, she was a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Graduate Research Program in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. She previously taught at the Universities of Sheffield, York and Birmingham. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University (1993-5) and a Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution (1999). She completed her ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Southampton and a BA from Staffordshire. An expert on US arms sales policies, US counter-proliferation policies and transatlantic relations, Dr. Spear is author of Carter and Arms Sales and The Changing Political Economy of the Defense Trade (forthcoming), and has written numerous chapters in books and articles. Her research interests also include the global defense trade and post-conflict reconstruction.
Trefor Williams
Trefor Williams is currently Director of Democratisation with the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Formerly an officer in the British Army, he has spent the majority of his career overseas, having served in Hong Kong; Germany; Cambodia as a member of the UN, and Bosnia as a member of IFOR. He is a graduate of the Army Staff College. He left the Army in 1997 and joined a British NGO, the European Children’s Trust, becoming Head of Programmes. He was then appointed Chief Executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Immediately prior to joining OSCE, he was Mission Director for the NGO Mercy Corps in the North Caucasus, implementing relief and development programmes in Ingushetia and Chechnya.
BASIC Staff & Consultants
Dave Andrews
Dave Andrews has a BA Honours Degree in Geography from Oxford University (Oriel College) and has been active in researching and campaigning on nuclear issues for many years with a particular emphasis on the links between plutonium use and proliferation. He has authored a number of briefings and submissions on this topic.
Since September 1998 he has been a member of the BNFL National Stakeholder Dialogue, held under the auspices of the Environment Council. The Dialogue has involved a wide range of key stakeholders interested in the issues surrounding BNFL’s business. It is the longest, largest and most thorough Dialogue process ever undertaken in Europe.
Dave has participated in two of the main Working Groups of the Dialogue. The Plutonium Working Group (PWG) met from 1999-2002 and looked at options for the management of the UK’s stockpile of separated plutonium, currently standing at around 71 tonnes ( Final Report available at www.the-environment-council.org.uk). From 2003 to date he has represented BASIC on the Security Working Group (SWG), measuring the attributes of the current security systems used by BNFL against those of an ideal system. The Final Report of the SWG will be published by the end of the year.
Nicola Butler
Website consultant
Nicola Butler is a consultant to BASIC responsible for BASIC’s website. She has an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford. Previously, she has worked as Senior Analyst for the Acronym Institute, Nuclear Analyst in BASIC’s Washington office, and as Campaigns Coordinator for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Nicola is based in London and writes extensively on nuclear arms control and disarmament issues.
Nigel Chamberlain
Analyst/Press Officer
Nigel joined BASIC in October 2002 and specialises in nuclear policy and missile defence, particularly under the US-UK ‘special relationship’. His work incorporates both horizontal and vertical proliferation worldwide and he has a particular interest in the Non-Proliferation Treaty, having attended several NPT conferences and Preparatory Committee meetings in New York and Geneva. He also has responsibility for communications and media work.
Prior to joining BASIC, Nigel worked for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament for 3 years as their Press Officer and for 6 years before that as CND Regional Development Worker in Cumbria and North Lancashire. Formerly a school teacher, Nigel has an MA in Sport Sociology and Physical Education from the University of Alberta in Canada.
Ian Davis
Ian received both his Ph.D. and B.A. in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford. Before joining BASIC in October 2001 Ian worked as Programme Manager in the Arms and Security Programme at BASIC’s colleague organization, Saferworld. He has developed and directed a wide-ranging project involving governments and non-governmental organizations from countries within the European Union, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and in Asia.
Paul Ingram
Senior Analyst/Coordinator for Financial Management
Paul joined BASIC’s London office in September 2002 as a part-time consultant. He has 12 years experience working as a researcher and project leader at Oxford Research Group, and has published articles on European security, non-proliferation and international arms trade issues. He studied International Studies at Warwick University and gained his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
David Isenberg
Senior Analyst
David also joined BASIC’s Washington office in November. He has a wide background in arms control and national security issues, and brings with him close to 20 years experience in this field, including three years as a member of DynMeridian’s Arms Control & Threat Reduction Division, and nine years as Senior Analyst at the Center for Defense Information.
Chris Lindborg
Chris addresses transatlantic security and weapons trade issues in her work. Prior to joining BASIC’s Washington office in May 2001, she worked at the Overseas Development Council and before that she was a Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists. She has an MA degree in Political Science from University of South Carolina and a BA degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Minnesota.
Matt Martin
Deputy Director/Senior Analyst
Matt Martin joined BASIC in March 2004 bringing a wealth of experience working directly on nonproliferation, cooperative threat reduction, missile defense issues, and the full range of strategic security issues. Previously, he has directed projects in the think tank world and been a senior legislative aide for former Senator Bob Kerrey. Matt studied international peace and conflict resolution at American University, Washington, DC and has a BA from Creighton University, Omaha, NE in Latin and Political Science.
Carol Naughton
Carol is an experienced lobbyist with strong diplomatic skills. She has a particular interest in the NPT and has attended the last three Preparatory Committees leading to the Review Conference in 2005. She has over 20 years experience of working with disarmament organisations. She currently works as a consultant to Peacerights, working with International Lawyers to investigate the legality of nuclear weapons. Carol organised the highly successful launch of the WMD Awareness Programme with Mikhail Gorbachev in London in September.
Lorna Richardson
Clerk to the All-Party Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation
Before joining BASIC part-time in May 2003, Lorna worked for the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy for six years, and brings with her a portfolio of parliamentary work originally developed at Acronym. She has twenty years experience working with disarmament and development organisations, and holds a BA in politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Kim Waller
Finance and Administration Officer.
Kim joined BASIC’s London office in March 2004. She brings editorial and proof reading experience from broadcast journalism in Amman, and has worked as research support for politicians and members of the House of Lords in London. Kim holds a BA and MSc in Social Anthropology and Politics from the School of Oriental and African studies, London (2000). She specialised in mass violence and genocide, the Middle East and South Asia.
Advisors to the Council
Robert Aldridge
Aldridge, a former nuclear weapons engineer, is the founder of the Pacific Life Research Center and the author of books on nuclear weapons activities and alternatives.
Amb. Jonathan Dean
Ambassador Dean, now Adviser on International Security Issues to the Union of Concerned Scientists, was US Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Talks from 1978-1981.
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat
Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is Senior Fellow and Research Program Coordinator at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and is Vice-President of Women in International Security (WIIS).
Randall Forsberg
Forsberg is Director of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies in Cambridge, MA. She is a leading analyst and proponent of non-offensive defense, nuclear and conventional arms reduction, and co-operative security.
Daniel N. Nelson
Daniel N. Nelson (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins) became Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Haven (UNH) in August, 2002. From January 1999 until his appointment at UNH, he served as Professor of Civil-Military Relations at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany (2000-2002) and as Scholar-in-Residence at the National Security Education Program of the National Defense University (1999). Nelson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Atlantic Council of the U.S., and several scholarly and professional associations.
Dimitry Polikanov
Dimitry Polikanov (Ph.D., World Distributed University, European Informatization Academy, Brussels) is Director of International Relations at VCIOM – The Russian Public Opinion Research Center, Moscow. He was formerly a Senior Research Associate at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
BASIC would like to thank the W. Alton Jones Foundation for its generous support for the creation of this website and the infrastructure that made it possible.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
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Rockefeller Family Associates
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