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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...

In Memoriam: Jonathan Schell and John Rhinelander

The Global Security Institute mourns the recent passing of two men who devoted their lives to public service with an emphasis on reducing and ending the threats posed by nuclear weapons.    Jonathan Schell was a close friend of GSI founder, Senator Alan Cranston.  He...

Security Reflections: A Holistic Approach without Nuclear Weapons

Lead article published in Eruditio, the e-journal of the World Academy of Art and Science, March 14, 2014 Today's global threats require a cooperative response. The ongoing cycle of fear −wherein armaments spread insecurity and insecurity generates more armaments −is...

UKRAINE WATCH: Understanding the Crisis

UPDATED March 27 March 5, 2014: The risks of escalation in the Ukraine must not be ignored. The Global Security Institute believes that a deeper understanding of the dynamics at work is imperative. Many in the media are quick to frame this in neo-Cold War, United...

PNND Annual Assembly 2014

The network of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) held a resoundingly successful Annual Assembly in Washington, DC, February 25-28, 2014. US Senator Ed Markey functioned as honorary Chair of the event, which was organized jointly by...

In Memoriam: Ambassador Jonathan Dean

On January 14, 2014, Ambassador Jonathan Dean died of natural causes in Mesa, Arizona. He was 89 years old. His wit, wisdom, friendship, guidance, and example of selfless public service will be missed. Ambassador Jonathan Dean had been an Advisor to the Global...

Thinking Creatively: In and Out of the NPT Box

On December 11, 2013, the Global Security Institute (GSI), in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), hosted an informal roundtable discussion with presentations by Ambassador Libran Cabactulan of the Phillippines, President of the 2010 Review Conference...

An Appeal for Our Future

from Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. December 23, 2013 Dear friend,  The Global Security Institute makes our voices for a safer world impact where it matters--decision makers in Washington, capitals around the world, and the United Nations. Your investment in its work...

Advancing the CTBT

The Global Security Institute remains committed to achieving a permanent prohibition against nuclear weapons testing. Read the Noveber 2013 Activities Report about the new proposal we are advancing, the recent meetings held with governments, the CTBT Organization, and...

Musings on a New Paradigm

October 31, 2013 Published in the Cadmus journal: Promoting leadership in thought that leads to action. We are the first civilization in which the pursuit of the real and the good has become separated. The current predominant worldview adopts the scientific method as...

The Struggle for Syria: Panel event at Columbia University

With over a 100, 000 deaths and 2.5 million deaths, the Syrian civil war has shaken the Middle East and horrified the rest of the world.  It has raised a lot of questions about the ethical and legal justification for a humanitarian intervention, the necessity to...

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...

Earth Dialogues: Pathways into the Future/Triggers of Change

On September 3, 2013, Green Cross International hosted the seventh meeting of its "Earth Dialogue" series, which were founded by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former UN Under-Secretary-General Maurice Strong in 2002, in Lyon, France. The 2013 gathering...

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...

In Memoriam: Dr. James Martin

Dr. James Martin, one of the world's most insightful, visionary, influential intellectuals, died on June 24, 2013 at the age of 79. Dr. Martin was an esteemed and active member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Security Institute. He wrote over 100 books and was...