The United Nations Can Help us Get Through These Dark Days

Russia’s war on Ukraine must be strongly condemned, but that war, heinous as it is, does not invalidate the right to peace. If anything, it reinforces the overriding imperative of building a world structure that supports the right to peace. Such a structure already exists: the United Nations.

Can Biden and Putin Ease Nuclear Dangers Like Reagan and Gorbachev?

At the recent Geneva Summit, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint declaration containing strong echoes of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Can Biden and Putin make the world safer than it was in 1985? Time will tell, but history gives us hints.

ABA International Law Section: Annual Meeting with ABA President, Kim Campbell and Jonathan Granoff

A dynamic dialogue at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association’s International Law section, featuring the Right Honorable Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada, GSI President Jonathan Granoff, with opening remarks by ABA President Patricia Refo.

Senator Ed Markey introduces ‘Invest in Cures Before Missiles’ (ICBM) Act

On March 26, US Representative Ro Khanna and PNND Co-President Senator Ed Markey introduced into the US Congress the Investing in Cures Before Missiles (ICBM) Act. The Act would stop the further development of the Pentagon’s new $93-96 billion ground-based strategic deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and direct those savings towards development of a universal coronavirus vaccine.

Dr. Frank von Hippel and Princeton's Program on Science and Global Security

Dr. Frank von Hippel, a member of GSI’s Board of Advisors, is co-Director of Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security. In the 1980s, as chairman of the Federation of American Scientists, he partnered with Evgenyi Velikhov in advising Mikhail Gorbachev on the technical basis for steps to end the nuclear arms race. In 1994-5, he served as Assistant Director for National Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. And much more

Von Hippel was recently profiled in a brilliant article in the Princeton Alumni Weekly Magazine.

James E. Goodby and David A. Koplow in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

An exceedingly challenging agenda of urgent, important, and diverse arms control issues awaits the Biden administration. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) will surely be a top priority, as well as picking up the pieces left from the Trump administration’s wreckage of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the Treaty on Open Skies, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. Ambassador James Goodby, member of GSI’s Non-Partisan Security Group, and David A. Koplow , both members of GSI’s Non-Partisan Security Group, reflect in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on possible structures and routes to tackle the vital issues before them. A “do not miss” article.

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Context for Needed Nuclear Policy Change

Context for Needed Nuclear Policy Change

Astana Club, Global Alliance of Leaders| Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan | November 15-17, 2021By Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute History never stands still. The movement of nations can be guided by their agreements which become law through treaties or...

Nuclear Strategy and Ending the War in Ukraine

Nuclear Strategy and Ending the War in Ukraine

By Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Laureate, former President of Costa Rica, and Advisory Board Member of the Global Security Institute, and Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute. It is time for bolder efforts to make peace in Ukraine. War, like fire,...

Human Security: A Strong Foundation for Multilateral Cooperation

Human Security: A Strong Foundation for Multilateral Cooperation

Published in the Cadmus Journal Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2022 Today, numerous threats challenge every person on our fragile planet.  The ancient admonition found in the Upanishads that the world is one family might be understood as a necessary and very practical...

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Watch: Jane Goodall and Jonathan Granoff at Oxford Union

Watch: Jane Goodall and Jonathan Granoff at Oxford Union

Humanity faces critical challenges for which national responses are too narrow. New levels of cooperation are required for success. On November 30, 2021, world-renown primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall and GSI President Jonathan Granoff held a candid one...

Jonathan Granoff | Human-Centered Education

Jonathan Granoff | Human-Centered Education

World Academy of Art and Science Title of the Panel: Educating Leaders for a Different Future Date: Dec 8, 2021 Event: 5th International Conference on Future Education - Global Leadership Challenges in Higher Education for Effective Multilateralism & Sustainable...

Genuine Human Security: with Jonathan Granoff and Maria Espinosa

Genuine Human Security: with Jonathan Granoff and Maria Espinosa

An important dialogue with GSI President Jonathan Granoff and Maria Espinosa, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Ecuador and former President of the United Nations General Assembly. Ms. Espinosa was the first female UN Ambassador from Ecuador.

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On July 23, the Basel Peace Office, of which GSI is a founding partner, launched Nuclear Games, a new film and an animated web-documentary addressing humanity's nuclear history and the risks and impacts of nuclear weapons and energy.   The web-documentary includes...

Amb. Thomas Graham: Taiwan vs. Tyranny

Amb. Thomas Graham: Taiwan vs. Tyranny

The US Must Redouble Its Commitment to Secure this Shining Hill of Democracy in East Asia by Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. and Mariana Budjeryn   With a string of U.S. allies in East Asia wary of China’s rising power, the region is a focus of growing security concerns....

Frank Von Hippel: Biden should end the launch-on-warning option

Frank Von Hippel: Biden should end the launch-on-warning option

Dr. Frank N. von Hippel, a member of GSI's Board of Advisors, is co-Director of Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security. In the 1980s, as chairman of the Federation of American Scientists, he partnered with Evgenyi Velikhov in advising Mikhail Gorbachev on...

Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit

Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit

From GSI President Jonathan Granoff and Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) Alyn Ware:Dear Friends,   Legislators from a mix of nuclear armed, nuclear allied and non-nuclear states have joined other political,...

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A new series of video conversations between GSI President Jonathan Granoff and the people who have helped to shape the world on nuclear disarmament.

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The Deadly Consequences of Nuclear War

The Deadly Consequences of Nuclear War

Two articles on nucleardarkness.org that explain in detail the effects of even a limited nuclear engagement on our world. Nuclear War Threatens Human Existence City on Fire by Lynn Eden

The Man Who Saved the World

The Man Who Saved the World

A 2013 feature-length Danish documentary film now available on Netflix. By filmmaker Peter Anthony, The Man Who Saved the World is the story of  Stanislav Petrov, a former lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces, and his role in preventing the 1983 Soviet...

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Kazakhstan: October 18 Celebrations, the Day of Spiritual Consent

Kazakhstan: October 18 Celebrations, the Day of Spiritual Consent

In Kazakhstan, October 18 is celebrated as a day that unites the people around traditional moral values, promulgates the idea of tolerance and spiritual accord for the sake of peace and stability of Kazakhstan society. On October 18th 1992 the 1st World Congress of...

World Unity Week: Inner Peace and Outer Peace

World Unity Week: Inner Peace and Outer Peace

GSI President Jonathan Granoff speaks on the relationship between inner peace and creating world peace, joined by Azza Karam, Secretary-General, Religions for Peace, Audrey Kitagwa, Founder, International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, and Sadhvi Bhagawati...

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Dr. William J Perry Addresses Stanford: “Reducing Nuclear Danger”

Dr. William J Perry Addresses Stanford: “Reducing Nuclear Danger”

On May 17, 2022, Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security institute awarded the Alan Cranston Peace Award to Dr. William J Perry at a gathering at Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation. Below, is Dr. Perry's keynote speech. I...

A Plea From President Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Laureate

A Plea From President Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Laureate

Former President Oscar Arias is an Advisory Board member of the Global Security Institute. The former President of Costa Rica, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish a peace treaty with Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, four...

Global Security Institute Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Global Security Institute Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Global Security Institute condemns the Russian military action against Ukraine. It is as an act of aggression. It violates the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances of 1994 signed by Ukraine, Russia, US, and the UK and later adopted by France and China. That...

Watch: Jane Goodall and Jonathan Granoff at Oxford Union

Watch: Jane Goodall and Jonathan Granoff at Oxford Union

Humanity faces critical challenges for which national responses are too narrow. New levels of cooperation are required for success. On November 30, 2021, world-renown primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall and GSI President Jonathan Granoff held a candid one...

Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. Makes the Case for “No First Use”

Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. Makes the Case for “No First Use”

Julie Schelling with Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons interviews Voices Founding Member and Chair of GSI's Nonpartisan Security Group, Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. Ambassador Graham reads from a compelling speech he gave for the Coalition for Peace Action in...

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