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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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,...

Frank Von Hippel: A Scientist in the Public Square

Frank Von Hippel: A Scientist in the Public Square

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...

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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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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...

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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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...

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.

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,...

Human Security for All

Human Security for All

“The only people who should be allowed to govern countries with nuclear weapons are mothers, those who are still breast-feeding their babies.” ― Tsutomu YamaguchiMay 11, 2021 – Human Security for All Index 1. Deep Dive with Jonathan Granoff 2. Announcements:...

Frank Von Hippel: A Scientist in the Public Square

Frank Von Hippel: A Scientist in the Public Square

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...

Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, With Douglas Roche.

Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, With Douglas Roche.

We are excited to announce a new book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, from our long term associate, and Chairman Emeritus of GSI's Middle Powers Initiative, Senator Douglas Roche. Douglas Roche, OC, KCSG is a Canadian author, parliamentarian, diplomat and...

Granoff in The Hill: Why Congress must invoke the 14th Amendment now

Granoff in The Hill: Why Congress must invoke the 14th Amendment now

After the Senate acquitted him, Donald Trump and his political adherents pose a more serious threat to democracy than ever. Trump has lost no time in declaring victory, raising money, wielding influence, and consolidating power. He is already looming large over the...

A Commemoration of the Life and Legacy of George P. Schultz

A Commemoration of the Life and Legacy of George P. Schultz

On 26 February 2021, Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons commemorated the life and legacy of the Honorable George P. Shultz, Secretary of State of the United States of America from 1982 to 1989. Known for his instrumental role in the Reykjavik Summit and the...

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