Paul Ingram

Paul Ingram is the Executive Director of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), a think tank focusing on nuclear disarmament based in London and Washington, D.C. He lives in London with his wife and two children. Paul is an expert on the global nuclear disarmament debate and transatlantic security, specifically on issues relating to the UK nuclear weapons system, UK-US transatlantic security, NATO's nuclear posture, Iran's nuclear programme, nuclear proliferation politics in the Middle East, and U.S./Russia bilateral arms reduction treaties.

As well as coordinating BASIC’s activities, Paul leads, in particular, BASIC's work in the UK debate on Trident renewal, developing narratives for nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East, and engaging with officials in Europe and within NATO to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons and extended deterrence. Recent work of his includes an assessment of the Trident Alternative Review and Trident in UK Politics and Public Opinion, analysis of further nuclear reduction negotiations with Russia and a summary of prospects for nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East. From 1990 to 2002, Paul worked as a researcher and Project Leader for the Oxford Research Group before joining BASIC as an analyst in 2002 and being appointed Co-Executive Director in November 2007, and Executive Director in April 2008.

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