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An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs

Open Letter sent to President Obama by GSI President Jonathan Granoff Dear Mr. President, Thanks to you, Mr. President, during your administration, the United States of America has made significant progress in numerous areas of immense importance: providing affordable...

U.N. Urged to Ban Nuke Strikes against Cities

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 2014 (IPS) - Civil society groups are urging the U.N. General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring nuclear strikes on cities to be a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian law. At the Dec. 8-9 Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian...

Nuclear Talks: Will it Play in Persepolis?

Originally published by Foreign Policy, November 21, 2014 by Nancy Gallagher For the first time in more than a decade, the United States and Iran are both pushing hard to resolve their long-standing disagreements about Tehran’s nuclear program. Making that investment...

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,...

Bioethics

Jonathan Granoff wrote a chapter on "Nuclear Weapons" for the fourth edition of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, published by MacMillan Reference.  Download the full chapter...

UKRAINE WATCH: Understanding the Crisis

UPDATED March 27 March 5, 2014: The risks of escalation in the Ukraine must not be ignored. The Global Security Institute believes that a deeper understanding of the dynamics at work is imperative. Many in the media are quick to frame this in neo-Cold War, United...

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...

The Struggle for Syria: Panel event at Columbia University

With over a 100, 000 deaths and 2.5 million deaths, the Syrian civil war has shaken the Middle East and horrified the rest of the world.  It has raised a lot of questions about the ethical and legal justification for a humanitarian intervention, the necessity to...

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...

Practical Proposals for a Real Change in North Korea

by Jonathan Granoff published in the Huffington Post March 11, 2013 Following the latest heightened, bellicose threats from North Korea, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a new round of sanctions on the already isolated country, aimed primarily at starving...

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...