is a security information council, based in the UK


British American Security Information Council


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.

Barry is currently a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and has had a long career with the US 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.

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