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High Opportunity for Nuclear Disarmament at High-Level Meeting

by Jonathan Granoff September 19, 2013 This article originally appeared in the InterPress Service HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, U.S., Sep 18 2013 (IPS) - Every nation in the world has been invited to participate at the highest political level in the High-Level Meeting of...

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...

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...

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...

Ronald Reagan, Republicans, and Nuclear Weapons

Listening to today's candidates --at any level -- one would not know that, historically, Republicans have been instrumental in advancing arms control, nonproliferation, and nuclear disarmament. That is, until the recent Bush administration. In fact, active Republican...

NATO Looks Backward, Nobel Peace Laureates Look Forward to Youth

by Jonanthan Granoff and Pavel PalazhchenkoHuffington Post May 31, 2012 NATO's Heads of State and Government met in Chicago on May 20 and 21. A few weeks earlier, April 23-25, the Nobel Peace Laureates gathered there for their annual summit. A city that could carry...

The Meaning of Iran’s Nuclear Weapon Program

by Rhianna Tyson KregerHuffington PostMay 18, 2012 Iran's presumed quest for nuclear weapons isn't just about nuclear weapons. It is also about prestige, and it is also about respect, both of which Iran believes it is entitled to, and neither of which it feels it...

Iran: All Options On the Table?

  By Jonathan Granoff Huffington Post March 21, 2012   We hear a great deal of bravado on the best way to respond to the international security threat posed by Iran. The mantra of having "all options on the table" should include the many options beyond just increased...

Iran: The Course Ahead

  By Thomas Graham Ambassadors Perspective March 15, 2012   Iran has been pursuing a nuclear program for nearly four decades.  It began when the Shah was in power, was initially not continued by the Islamic Republic but by the late 1980’s was resumed again in...