Global Security Institute

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The Global Security Institute (GSI) is a largely private (though partly bipartisan[clarification needed]), non-governmental international organization with a mission to eliminate nuclear weapons through international cooperation and security. It aims to influence national laws, seeking to accomplish its mission by focusing on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament.


The Institute was founded by US Senator Alan Cranston in October 1999. He believed that nuclear weapons are "impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization."[1][2]


The current leadership of the Institute is as follows:


The Institute currently consists of four well-defined programs:

  • Bipartisan Security Group [1] – constituencies include members of the United States Congress and their staff
  • Disarmament and Peace Education [2] – constituencies include citizens and leaders in the global community
  • Middle Powers Initiative [3] – constituencies include heads of government and diplomats, primarily in Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sweden
  • Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament [4] – constituencies include legislators around the world


  1. ^ Mission & Overview
  2. ^ Jonathan Schell (January 4, 2001). "Alan Cranston". The Nation.

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