Executive Director of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC). Paul has written extensively on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament (with a focus on Iran and the UK); the UK debate over Trident replacement; defence economics, particularly subsidies of exports in the UK; and transatlantic security. His work has directly led to policy changes over UK export credits and defence export support. He hosts a weekly peak-time talk show on IRINN (Iranian domestic TV News in Farsi) addressing issues relevant to global security, and is regularly commenting on UK and international news outlets. He is author of a documentary series for Press TV on nuclear issues. He also co-teaches systems thinking and practice on the Top Management Programme at the National School of Government. He has been the co-Leader of Oxford City Council (2000-02), and prior to joining BASIC in 2002 worked as an analyst for the Oxford Research Group.