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Banning Nuclear Weapons – An Auspicious Start

By Sergio Duarte, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs* Originally posted on IndepthNews.net NEW YORK (IDN) - Despite being shunned by the nine possessors of nuclear weapons and most of their allies, the first part of the negotiations mandated by the...

The 5th Prague Agenda Conference & the 2015 PNND Assembly

Since President Obama’s 2009 announcement of his long-term nuclear disarmament vision in Prague and the following signing of the 2010 US-Russia START Treaty, Prague has established itself as a venue for discussion and taking stock of issues related to nuclear arms...

Invitation: International Day of Non-Violence

The Global Security Institute is pleased to offer our very special friends and supporters an invitation to the United Nations' celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India.  On October 2, you are invited to...

Invitation: “The Man Who Saved the World”

We are very pleased to invite you to the New York premiere of "The Man Who Saved the World," a new film with appearances by Kevin Costner, Robert DeNiro, Matt Damon, Walter Cronkite, Ashton Kutcher, Jonathan Granoff, and many others.  Watch the official trailer: The...

The Shame and Horror of Nuclear Weapons

by William Swing and Tyler Wigg Stevenson The following excerpt originally appeared on TheWeek.com on August 7, 2015.  [...] As preachers, we know that the Bible's Psalms tell us that "the days of our years are threescore and ten." By that counting, then, the bomb has...

The Iran Deal: Steps Toward the Common Good

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post, August 3, 2015. We should be grateful to the diplomats for ensuring no further proliferation of nuclear weapons in a volatile region. The Iran Deal demonstrates that when powerful nations identify a common...

President Obama: A Chance to Lead

The below article, by Jonathan Granoff, was originally published in the Huffington Post on May 2, 2015.  This month at the United Nations, 190 nations will gather to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which constrains the spread of nuclear weapons and...

Iran: Go Up To Go Over

presentation before the Institute for Political and International Studies of the Foreign Ministry of Iran Tehran, Iran March 9, 2008 International Conference on Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Program and Activities:  Modality of Cooperation with the...

An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs

Open Letter sent to President Obama by GSI President Jonathan Granoff Dear Mr. President, Thanks to you, Mr. President, during your administration, the United States of America has made significant progress in numerous areas of immense importance: providing affordable...

U.N. Urged to Ban Nuke Strikes against Cities

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 2014 (IPS) - Civil society groups are urging the U.N. General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring nuclear strikes on cities to be a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian law. At the Dec. 8-9 Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian...

Nuclear Talks: Will it Play in Persepolis?

Originally published by Foreign Policy, November 21, 2014 by Nancy Gallagher For the first time in more than a decade, the United States and Iran are both pushing hard to resolve their long-standing disagreements about Tehran’s nuclear program. Making that investment...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass

MEDIA ADVISORY Religious Leaders Call for the Universal Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Vienna, December 1, 2014:  Leaders from the World Evangelical Alliance, the United Religions Initiative, Religions for Peace, and the Global Security Institute join the Government...

Nuclear Weapons are Unworthy of Civilization

Presentation delivered on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations, New York, September 26, 2014, by Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. President, Your Excellencies,...

Save Earth’s Holy Bible

Originally published in the Huffington Post, September 23, 2014 by Jonathan Granoff I had the privilege of joining with several hundred thousand people who love the planet and all its inhabitants on September 21, 2014, in New York City. We walked through Manhattan...

Major Powers Must Unite Behind the UN

The failure of the major powers to overcome their narrow, short-term interests has crippled the UN’s ability to enforce the peace and security of the world.   by Douglas Roche, O.C.   This article was originally published in Embassy magazine, September 17, 2014....

From Chaos, A New Security Order

Huffington Post op/ed by Rhianna Tyson Kreger and Jonathan Granoff To many if not most, the present turmoil in the world is evidence of a world gone chaotic: the downed Malaysian airliners, the horrific consequences of increased militarization in Israel and Palestine,...

Bioethics

Jonathan Granoff wrote a chapter on "Nuclear Weapons" for the fourth edition of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, published by MacMillan Reference.  Download the full chapter...