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 interest and mobilize political will diplomats can achieve outstanding results. The Iran Deal, embodied in […]

Iran: Go Up To Go Over

Presentation before the Institute for Political and International Studiesof the Foreign Ministry of IranTehran, Iran March 9, 2008International Conference on Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Program and Activities: Modality of Cooperation with the IAEA Jonathan Granoff, President,Global Security Institute Yesterday was my first day in Iran. It was special because it was a day honoring the Prophet Muhammad […]

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 protect international norms such as the prohibition of chemical […]

Its Time to Make the Middle East WMD-Free

published in the World Policy Blog   by Jonathan Granoff   September 12, 2013 https://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 full compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention would be a public good for the entire world. However, it would still leave several countries in the very volatile […]

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 people. Tens of thousands have died and millions of […]

GSI eNewsletter: June 29, 2010

A Message from the President DPE Activities – UN Panel Event: Sustainable Security for the 21st Century – Calling for Cooperation in Iran – The Middle East and the NPT – NPT Strategy Session – Principles, Values and Global Security – Engaging Students MPI Activities – The Middle Powers Initiative at the NPT Review Conference […]

MPI Recommendations to the NPT Review Conference

April 14, 2010 The Middle Powers Initiative, based on the results of the Atlanta Consultation III and the series of Article VI Forums, recommends the following policy options to the 2010 NPT Review Conference: 1. Disarmament: Reaffirm the unequivocal undertaking to accomplish the total elimination of nuclear arsenals. Encourage states parties, especially the nuclear weapon […]

GSI eNewsletter: May 30, 2008

Contents: 1. GSI Office Move 2. DPE Activities – India Celebrates 20 years of the Rajiv Gandhi Plan– Overcoming Nuclear Dangers Conference, Harvard University– GSI Board Member Christie Brinkley Receives Smart Cookie Award from Condé Nast– Thinking Outside the Bomb: Action on nuclear weapons, the environment and health– California State University lecture: Religious, ethical and […]

GSI eNewsletter: December 11, 2007

Contents: 1. A Message from the President 2. PNND Activities – Five Women Leaders elected Co-Presidents of PNND – Christie Brinkley and parliamentarians working to abolish nuclear weapons – Preventing Nuclear Genocide, PNND address by Senator Roméo Dallaire, former Commander of the UN Forces in Rwanda – PNND Presentation at UN conference in Sapporo, Japan […]

GSI eNewsletter: March 27, 2007

Contents: A Message from GSI President Jonathan Granoff GSI Activities – Consultation on Security in Outer Space – Global Creative Leadership Summit MPI Activities – Global Issues Forum BSG Activities – American Bar Association Panel on Nuclear Weapons PNND Activities – PNND Program in the Middle East – Treaty of Tlatelolco 40th Anniversary – PNND […]