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Save Earth’s Holy Bible

Originally published in the Huffington Post, September 23, 2014 by Jonathan Granoff I had the privilege of joining with several hundred thousand people who love the planet and all its inhabitants on September 21, 2014, in New York City. We walked through Manhattan...

Major Powers Must Unite Behind the UN

The failure of the major powers to overcome their narrow, short-term interests has crippled the UN’s ability to enforce the peace and security of the world.   by Douglas Roche, O.C.   This article was originally published in Embassy magazine, September 17, 2014....

From Chaos, A New Security Order

Huffington Post op/ed by Rhianna Tyson Kreger and Jonathan Granoff To many if not most, the present turmoil in the world is evidence of a world gone chaotic: the downed Malaysian airliners, the horrific consequences of increased militarization in Israel and Palestine,...

Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass – April 30, 2014

The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty has 190 member States, more than any other treaty addressing weapons. From April 28-May 9, 2014 its members met in the Trusteeship Council chambers of the United Nations in New York City and failed to make progress on reducing no...

PNND Annual Assembly 2014

The network of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) held a resoundingly successful Annual Assembly in Washington, DC, February 25-28, 2014. US Senator Ed Markey functioned as honorary Chair of the event, which was organized jointly by...

Thinking Creatively: In and Out of the NPT Box

On December 11, 2013, the Global Security Institute (GSI), in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), hosted an informal roundtable discussion with presentations by Ambassador Libran Cabactulan of the Phillippines, President of the 2010 Review Conference...

Advancing the CTBT

The Global Security Institute remains committed to achieving a permanent prohibition against nuclear weapons testing. Read the Noveber 2013 Activities Report about the new proposal we are advancing, the recent meetings held with governments, the CTBT Organization, and...

Musings on a New Paradigm

October 31, 2013 Published in the Cadmus journal: Promoting leadership in thought that leads to action. We are the first civilization in which the pursuit of the real and the good has become separated. The current predominant worldview adopts the scientific method as...

Its Time to Make the Middle East WMD-Free

published in the World Policy Blog   by Jonathan Granoff   September 12, 2013 http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/09/12/its-time-make-middle-east-wmd-free Eliminating the chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria through international cooperation and bringing Syria into...

Earth Dialogues: Pathways into the Future/Triggers of Change

On September 3, 2013, Green Cross International hosted the seventh meeting of its "Earth Dialogue" series, which were founded by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former UN Under-Secretary-General Maurice Strong in 2002, in Lyon, France. The 2013 gathering...

Syria: Law and Legitimacy

by Jonathan Granoff published in the Huffington Post We can hear the drum beats of war again. Syria certainly appears to have committed heinous acts. The rebels may also have done so as well. Chemical weapons have not been the only horrific means of injuring innocent...

MPI Holds Framework Forum Conference in Berlin

February 22-23, 2013 Creating the Conditions and Building the Framework for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World was the title of the Middle Power Initiative's Berlin Framework Forum, a new initiative designed to help implement the decisions of the 2010 NPT Review Conference...

What Oslo Conferences Mean for Nuke Abolition

Alyn Ware writes for InDepth News-- February 21, 2013 A meteor blasting into the atmosphere over Siberia (on February 15), injuring about 1000 people with debris, provided a graphic warning of the risk of a larger meteor, or even an asteroid, hitting earth. About the...

Reflections on the Golden Rule for Today

presentation delivered at the Rotary Club Breakfast United Nations, New York City by Jonathan Granoff It is an honor to speak to you today.  Rotary Clubs inspire at personal, local and global levels. Whether it is to remind an individual business man that his...

Nuclear Weapons and International Humanitarian Law

April 20, 2012 Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City » Download the full PDF report (includes transcript) How does, and how should, international humanitarian law (IHL) governing the conduct of warfare apply to nuclear weapons? On April 20, 2012, three highly qualified...

Widener University School of Law Event

On November 29, 2011, the Widener University School of Law hosted BSG Chairman Thomas Graham for "A Discussion on Nuclear Disarmament with a Great American Ambassador" featuring US Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. Ambassador Graham, chairman of the Bipartisan Security...

Humanitarian Law Versus Nuclear Weapons

GSI Event Report October 25, 2010       A stimulating panel, Humanitarian Law Versus Nuclear Weapons, took as its theme the international community’s reaffirmation earlier this year that law governing the conduct of warfare applies in the nuclear arena. The October 25...