A World Security Community of Democratic Nations

Project Summary Humanity faces some catastrophic risks to the future well-being of our children. Foremost among them are the ongoing threat of nuclear annihilation, and the new dangers posed by unchecked global warming. It is clear that all of us as world citizens must work together to counter and remove these risks, and for this […]

President Biden Promises a Summit of Democracy

President Biden wrote an article in the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairsentitled ‘Rescuing U.S. Foreign Policy after Trump’, in which he promised that during his first year in office, “the US will organize and host a global Summit for Democracy to renew the spirit and shared purpose of the nations of the free world. […]

Meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

[from The Democracy Defender, newsletter of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation] Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Chairman of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last July in Denmark to discuss how to strengthen the spine of democracies against the forces of autocracy. Since then, US Secretary of State Pompeo has called […]

How Democracy Survives: The Crises of the Nation State

We have just received notice of this online symposium, which I think should be of great interest to all of us world federalists. See the website at https://www.bu.edu/pardee/how-democracy-survives-the-crises-of-the-nation-state/ In Conjunction with the Stanley Stone Distinguished Lecture Series, the BU College of General Studies, the Workable World Trust, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning […]

Jens Stoltenberg Launched #NATO2030

[Image from NATO website] Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATO, launched #NATO2030 in a speech on 8 June. This is a process to set NATO’s course for the next decade. He remarked that the rise of China is multiplying the threats to open societies and individual freedoms. He therefore advocated that NATO must set an agenda […]

Report on ANU Symposium, and visit of Andreas Bummel

Report on visit of Andreas Bummel, global director of the campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly, and Director of the new association Democracy Without Borders. (The Canberra component of Andreas’ visit was organized due to the amazing and tireless efforts of Pera Wells, for which much thanks!)   Symposium “Towards a more democratic United Nations”, […]

Letter to The Economist

The Economist published our letter responding to their coverage of the 70th anniversary of NATO: “NATO is doing an excellent job at its core mission: dissuading attacks against its members. In an increasingly turbulent world, it should extend that security umbrella by incrementally opening membership to all democracies. The big geopolitical realignment of the 21st century […]

Our First Public Presentation

  Chris Hamer, President of the Coalition for a World Security Community, gave the first public presentation of our idea at the Paris Peace Forum. Thanks to the support of the Global Challenges Foundation, five members of our Coalition were manning a booth at the Forum and interacted with hundreds of local and national government […]

Our First Online Presentation

The Global Challenges Foundations featured an article presenting our Coalition in their quarterly report. The Coalition is one of five working groups sponsored by the Foundation to further develop global governance proposals to cope with global catastrophic risks.

“A New Shape” Prize Competition

The Global Challenges Foundation, set up by Swedish billionaire Laszlo Szombatfalvy, has announced a $5 million prize competition, ‘A New Shape’, for the best new ideas on global governance to deal with the enormous global challenges and risks facing our global community. This should be a great shot in the arm for the world federalist […]