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Stories by Douglas Roche

On 75th anniversary of Hiroshima, today’s debate should be about continued illegal, immoral possession of nuclear weapons

Opinion|By Douglas Roche
If wants Canada to make nuclear disarmament 'among the highest priorities for Canada,' get NATO to work for a world free of nuclear weapons, and sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Having displayed the humanitarian values that the UN cries out for, Bob Rae has finally been appointed Canada’s ambassador to an institution that sorely needs his vision and deep understanding of the human condition.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Canada's campaign was devoid of any overarching theme and served political mush at one of the great transformation moments in world history, in which serious people are searching for new ideas for human security.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed his chops at bringing nations together during a meeting to rally international action to stem the financial damage caused by the global pandemic.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's plea to 'silence the guns' would create corridors for life-saving aid and open windows for diplomacy in the war-torn zones in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and more.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would better display Canada’s worthiness for a UN Security Council seat by action to back the body's efforts to put some teeth in nuclear disarmament.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
In the UN Charter, we find the truths to guide us, such as saving humanity from the scourge of war, reaffirming faith in fundamental human rights, and the dignity of the human person.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Canadian Catholic bishops have done a double service in nudging their fellow bishops around the world and waking up Canadian foreign policy at a critical moment.
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Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Former Senator Doug Roche talks about his longtime friend, Joe Clark, who celebrates the 40th anniversary this week on becoming prime minister back on June 4, 1979.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
The U.S. has plans to spend $100,000 per minute on the maintenance and expansion of nuclear weapons.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
The question is whether the government will listen, as we witness increasing nuclear brinkmanship.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Somehow, a way has to be found to infuse the political process with ethical values of genuine peace and social justice while avoiding a charge by politicians that churchgoers are 'interfering.'
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Pierre Trudeau and Lloyd Axworthy knew the right side of history, but the current Liberal government is running away from one of the great issues of our time.
Feature|By Douglas Roche
From the start of my political career in 1972, the library has always been a place of calm in Centre Block where I could escape to. Now, at 88, I likely won't see it again, as it's soon to undergo 10 years of renos.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
The Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock has just ratcheted up to two minutes to midnight, yet Canada seems missing in action.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Last week’s papal speech is a reversal of a 35-year policy, which in the arcane world of Vatican diplomacy is not easy to do.
The release of a draft of a UN agreement to ban nuclear weapons provides further momentum for the effort to stave off one of humanity's greatest threats.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Right-wing nationalism, underlain with a message of hate, is rising in some regions, but it’s not sweeping the world.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
That it’s necessary to appeal to the government just to participate in a conference shows how far Canada has retreated from its nuclear disarmament activism.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Antonio Guterres must be a general, not just a secretary.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Expected later this month, it would spark the start of talks next year toward eliminating nuclear weapons.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
At the very moment Canadian leadership was once more needed, the country took a dive.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Former U.S. defence secretary William Perry has said, 'The danger of a nuclear catastrophe today is greater than during the Cold War.'
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
He’s going to plead for the elimination of nuclear weapons while his own country jumps into a new era of nuclear weaponry. Does that make sense?
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Will Trudeau emulate his father's drive for nuclear disarmament?
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Government efforts to prevent a nuclear bomb explosion seem like an endless dance.

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