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A Beacon of Hope
MPI Briefing Paper
Far from extinguishing hopes for progress in nuclear disarmament, the violence-torn summer of 2014– televised killings in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq– should remind us of the inarguable imperative of prohibiting and eliminating nuclear weapons.
The newest brief from the Middle Powers Initiative puts this imperative into the current political and geostrategic context, and calls for a legal framework create, verify, and maintain a nuclear weapons-free world.
Building a Framework for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Laying out the Map
MPI Briefing Paper
This MPI brief lays out the purpose and design of the newly inaugurated “Framework Forum” series: to help re-define the structure of a secure world without nuclear weapons and the means through which it can be built.
A Global Law to Ban Nuclear Weapons
MPI Briefing Paper
Words Must Mean Something
A Report of the Conference, “Nuclear Disarmament: Compass Point for Progress and Accountability”
Co-sponsored by the EastWest Institute, the Global Security Institute and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation
United Nations Day
October 24, 2011
From Aspiration to Reality: Nuclear Disarmament after the 2010 NPT Review Conference
Final report of the Geneva Consultation
September 14-15, 2010
The Humanitarian Imperative for Nuclear Disarmament
Briefing Paper for the Middle Powers Initiative/Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Conference, From Aspiration to Reality: Nuclear Disarmament after the NPT Review
September 14-15, 2010
The Atlanta Consultation III: Fulfilling the NPT
Final Report of the Carter Center Consultation
January 21-22, 2010
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A Global Undertaking: Realizing the Disarmament Promise of the NPT
Briefing paper for the Atlanta Consultation III: Fulfilling the NPT, January 21-22, 2010
From President Barack Obama’s Prague speech to the UN Security Council Summit, 2009 was an extraordinary year of commitments at the highest levels to the objective of a world free of nuclear weapons. This year, 2010, must be the year for action, for setting in motion irreversible processes to achieve that objective. Middle powers must capitalize on the mo-mentum at this spring’s pivotal Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.
This MPI Briefing Paper is intended to inform the January 2010 Consultation in Atlanta sponsored by MPI and the Carter Center in anticipation of the Review Conference. In this paper, MPI offers several practical and substantive recommendations.
A Time to Speak Out
GSI President Jonathan Granoff, BSG Director Ambassador Robert Grey and MPI Chairman Ambassador Henrik Salander call on governments to cleary and forcefully rebut the fallacious assertions that US movements towards disarmament incite friends and allies to develop their own nuclear weapons.
A Moment to Seize
Submission to the General Assembly First Committee 63rd session, the Conference on Disarmament and the Summit of Nobel Laureates
by Jonathan Granoff, President
Making Good on the Promises: From the Security Council Summit to the 2010 NPT Review
MPI Briefing paper, October 2009
In both national and international deliberations, there are now a series of extraordinary openings to advance the nuclear disarmament agenda. This paper lays out MPI’s analysis of these events and recommends a number of practical and effective steps middle power governments can take to help continue to build the momentum for a nuclear weapon-free world.
The Berlin Article VI Forum:
The Imperatives and Openings for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World
Report of the Sixth Meeting
January 29-30, 2009
An executive summary report is also available
Preserving the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Regime
GSI Policy brief prepared for the “Overcoming Nuclear Dangers” conference co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nuclear Security Project and the World Political Forum, held in Rome, Italy.
Delivered by Jonathan Granoff, President, and prepared with the assistance of Rhianna Tyson, Senior Officer
April 15, 2009
Achieving the Entry-Into-Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty: What UN Member States Can Do Now
Co-authored by Jonathan Granoff and Rhianna Tyson
GSI Policy Brief prepared for the special briefing and strategy session, Contributions of the United Nations System in Advancing the Entry-Into-Force of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty, co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and the Global Security Institute.
April 3, 2009
The Imperative of Preserving and Strengthening the Non-Proliferation Treaty
GSI Policy Brief developed for the 2009 Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI)
Spring Conference organized and convened by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
March 26, 2009
A Global Public Good of the Highest Order
Briefing Paper for the Sixth Meeting of the Article VI Forum
January 29-30, 2009
A Nuclear Weapons Convention and the NPT: Diversion or Enabler?
Policy brief prepared for the Aotearoa Lawyers For Peace
A comprehensive update from the global network of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
The Dublin Article VI Forum: NPT Pathfinder to a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
Summary report of the consultation held in Dublin, Ireland, on March 28-29, 2008
Back from the Margins: The Centrality of Nuclear Disarmament
Briefing Paper for the Fifth Meeting of the Article VI Forum
Visible Intent: NATO’s Responsibility to Nuclear Disarmament
MPI Briefing Paper, January 2008
The Vienna NPT PrepCom: Report on a Loosened Deadlock
by Jim Wurst, MPI Program Director
Policy Brief: Advancing a Cooperative Security Regime in Outer Space
by Rhianna Tyson, Program Officer
Towards 2010: Priorities for NPT Consensus
MPI Paper for the 2007 Preparatory Committee, Vienna, April 2007
The Article VI Forum: Forging a New Consensus for the NPT
Report of the Fourth Meeting
» Read full report, “The Article VI Forum, Forging a New Consensus for the NPT” (1.86 MB)
Forging a New Consensus for the NPT
Prepared for the fourth meeting of the Article VI Forum, “Forging a New Consensus on the NPT,” held in Vienna, March 28-29, 2007.
The Article VI Forum: Responding to the Challenges to the NPT
Proposal for UN Centers for Nonviolent Conflict Prevention
by Jonathan Granoff
Gaining Confidence in Nuclear Disarmament Steps
Final Report of the second meeting of the Article VI Forum
The Hague, The Netherlands
March 2-3, 2006
» Final Report (1.5 MB)
Deadly Deadlock: A Political Analysis of the Seventh Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
by Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.
United Nations, New York
Nuclear Disarmament & Non-Proliferation: A Balanced Approach
Final Report of “Atlanta Consultation II: On the Future of the NPT”
The Carter Center
Building a Nuclear Weapons-Free Future
Briefing Paper for “Atlanta Consultation II: On the Future of the NPT”
A Middle Powers Initiative Briefing Paper
Coherence Matters: Nuclear Policy Highlights
GSI and LCNP Policy brief on U.S. Nuclear Policy
By Jonathan Granoff and Dr. John Burroughs
Re-nuclearization or Disarmament: A Fateful Choice for Humanity
A Political Analysis of the Third Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty
By Senator Douglas Roche, O.C.
Building Bridges: What Middle Power Countries Should Do To Strengthen the NPT
A Middle Powers Initiative Policy Brief
Building Bridges: The Non-Proliferation Treaty and Canada’s Nuclear Weapons Policies
A Policy Paper for the Government of Canada
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Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, & Missile Non-Proliferation Instruments
Address by Jonathan Granoff at NATO Defense College
Conference Co-Sponsored by:
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Low-Yield and Earth-Penetrating Nuclear Weapons aka “Mini-nukes” and Bunker Busters
Global Security Institute & Oxford Research Group paper
by Dr. Frank Barnaby and Prof. Jack Mendelsohn
2003 Global Security Institute Brochure
The most up-to-date, compact overview of GSI and its four programs.
On NATO Nuclear Policy
An MPI Policy Brief
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Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.