Canada and Oppenheimer Race the Doomsday Clock

No Oscar for Canada for its performance in the most important subject on the global security agenda — the legitimacy of nuclear weapons for war-fighting. By a quirk of timing on Jan. 23, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists once again set the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight and, at al- most the […]

Republicans: Political Party or Threat to the Country?

In 1776, in its Declaration of Independence, the United States of America announced the formation of a new nation that would be based on the principle that all people are created equal and have certain basic rights, among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and that to “secure these rights Governments are instituted […]

The One-Person Monopoly of Nuclear Launches

The international discussion on nuclear weapons, during the war in Ukraine, has focused on one question: Will Putin use nuclear weapons? The thought that nuclear weapons might be used in the Ukraine war is no longer an abstract fear. A nuclear war may be closer than ever. In this new reality there is a risk […]

The Nuclear Arms Control Architecture is Collapsing

UNITED NATIONS | 25 November 2023 (IDN) — A weeklong meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), takes place in the rare context of two devastating conflicts involving nuclear powers: Russia vs. non-nuclear Ukraine and Israel vs non-nuclear Hamas, along with the growing nuclear threats from North […]

The Hill: President Biden should pledge never to use nuclear weapons first

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Granoff in Newsweek: 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. It “reaffirm[ed] the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” and committed Russia and the U.S. to “an integrated bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue in the near future that […]

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 midterm elections and will soon start vetting 2022 candidates. In recent days at […]

Newsweek: ‘National Security’ Is too Crude to protect Us From Pandemics

JONATHAN GRANOFF AND BARRY KELLMAN ON 3/17/20 AT 3:46 PM EDT Whose security is threatened by the coronavirus? The Chinese, the Italians, the Americans? The answer, of course, is everyone’s security is threatened. The virus has no regard for national identity. It crosses borders unhindered by all the weapons and strategic structures supposed to protect […]

GSI President in The Hill: Senator-jurors who may not be impartial? Remove them for cause

GSI President Jonathan Granoff in The Hill: As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opened, Chief Justice John Roberts swore in all the members of the U.S. Senate who made an oath to “do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God.”  The oath is not an empty ritual; it’s a Constitutional requirement whose […]