British American Security Information Council (BASIC) works in five main issue ares:
- Perspectives on National Missile Defense: Trans-Atlantic views on the United States' plans for a National Missile Defense System.
- European Security: seeking to move towards cooperative security regimes that encourage stability.
- Nuclear Futures: BASIC focuses its nuclear work on the goal of a nuclear-weapon free world.
- Weapons Trade: conventional weapons - particularly light weapons - are responsible for most deaths in conflicts.
- The Network on European and Transatlantic Security: NETS is a coalition of experts and organizations focusing on security policy questions confronting Europe.
Recent Jones Foundation grants to BASIC
1998 - $350,000. For expansion of their program on European security.
1998 - $400,000. To advocate comprehensive risk reduction strategies for NATO, the US, and Europe on a full range of security issues.