Mission & Overview
The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston whose insight that nuclear weapons are impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization continues to inspire GSI’s efforts to contribute to a safer world. GSI has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens.
The Global Security Institute primarily works through three results-oriented programs:
- The Nonpartisan Security Group The Nonpartisan Security Group is dedicated to providing reliable information and analysis of global security issues to Members of Congress and their staff, with an emphasis on arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament.
- The Middle Powers Initiative targets heads of state, diplomats, and other officials, primarily in “middle power” countries, defined as politically and economically significant countries that have renounced nuclear arms. The Middle Powers serve as a bridge to influence nuclear armed countries to keep treaty promises and reduce nuclear dangers. Middle Power governments include Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sweden.
- Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament is a network of legislators around the world.