Putin’s Nuclear Risk: The Stability That Characterized the Cold War Stand-off May No Longer Exist
By Ambassador David Steward, chairperson of the FW de Klerk Foundation, and Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute.
"In the tsunami of condemnation, analysis, and commentary that has engulfed the world since Russia invaded Ukraine, the existential threat of nuclear war has received far too little attention. By putting his forces on high alert and making inflammatory statements, Putin has raised the nuclear threat level and alarmed the world."
Former President Oscar Arias: “Negotiating With Putin Is the Only Way Forward”
By Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Laureate, former President of Costa Rica, and an Advisory Board Member of the Global Security Institute.
"If the Cold War powers could come together to complete the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the 1960s, and if Central America’s warring parties could agree on settlements to end their conflicts in the 1980s, the same can happen today in Ukraine," he says.
War in Ukraine Has Placed the West at a Crossroads: Pursue War or Peace?
By former Senator Douglas Roche, an Advisory Board Member of the Global Security Institute.
In a Historic Moment, the West Cannot Look Away From Ukraine
By Ambassador Thomas Graham, a Board Member of the Global Security Institute. Please consider subscribing to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
"In December 1991, the Soviet Union passed into history, leaving nuclear weapons on the territory of many of the former republics. The return to Russia, the designated nuclear weapon successor state, of weapons deployed on the territory of the smaller republics was already underway, but the four larger republics presented a more complicated problem."
New York City Council Passes Resolutions Supporting the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
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The City Council of New York, on December 9, 2021, adopted several resolutions which advance the cause of nuclear disarmament.

At the City Council hearings addressing the resolutions, GSI President Jonathan Granoff testified and submitted two written testimonies, one on behalf of GSI and the other on behalf of Move the Nuclear Weapons Money, which he also represented at the hearing.

Credit must be given to NYCAN for advancing this initiative and bringing numerous passionate and substantive presenters who testified at the city council meeting. In addition to the written testimonies, Mr. Granoff took the opportunity to rebut the testimony of Ms. Penny Abeywardena, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs (in the video below). She had argued against the then draft of the Resolutions asserting that her department (the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs) had neither the resources nor the mandate to implement the measures if they were adopted.


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