Major Powers Must Unite Behind the UN

The failure of the major powers to overcome their narrow, short-term interests has crippled the UN’s ability to enforce the peace and security of the world.   by Douglas Roche, O.C.   This article was originally published in Embassy magazine, September 17, 2014. Special thanks go to Jim Creskey, Editor, for his courtesy in permitting us to […]

Distinguished Awards Presented to GSI Leadership

July 14, 2009 Jonathan Granoff receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Rutgers University Law School 11th Distinguished Service Award to presented to the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C., Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Powers Initiative GSI President Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Rutgers University Law School On June 11, 2009 Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security […]

GSI eNewsletter: August 1, 2007

Contents: A message from the President GSI News– GSI Event Report: “Weapons in Space and the Disarmament/Non-proliferation Regime”– Policy Brief: Advancing a Cooperative Security Regime in Outer Space– Consultation on Outer Space Security, featuring Dr. Detlev Wolter– GSI Presentation to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters– GSI Communiqués: Nos. 1 and 2 […]

The path towards eliminating nukes is clear-cut

  by Douglas Roche Embassy March 9, 2011   Two events have coincided to give the Canadian government a powerful opportunity to play a key role in the growing effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Both the Senate and the House of Commons have unanimously adopted a motion calling on the government “to […]

Non-proliferation meets non-partisanship

  Embassy by Douglas Roche December 15, 2010   Hansard recorded the event in the House of Commons under “Routine Proceedings,” but there was nothing routine about it. For the first time in the history of Canada’s Parliament, both the House of Commons and Senate united in a motion calling on the Canadian government to […]

Will Canada go the non-proliferation distance?

Embassy by Douglas Roche, O.C. April 14, 2010   US President Barack Obama dramatized world attention on nuclear dangers during his extraordinary 47-nation Washington summit this week by warning that just an apple-sized container of plutonium could set off a nuclear bomb that “could kill and injure hundreds of thousands of innocent people.” A “catastrophe […]

Harper government missing on nonproliferation

Embassy by Douglas Roche and Ernie Regehr February 3, 2010   High-ranking officials of the US State Department, NATO and the United Nations were in Ottawa last week to meet with the leaders of five national nuclear disarmament groups and experienced civil society leaders. It was all designed to move the Canadian government to actively […]

A Well-Deserved Nobel Prize

  The Edmonton Journal by Douglas Roche   “But he hasn’t done anything yet!” That sentence was on the lips of skeptics the minute they heard that President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. The doubters are wrong. Obama has already restored humanity’s hope for peace.   MORE…

Obama Needs Friends on Nuclear Weapons

  Embassy by MPI Chairman Emeritus Douglas Roche August 19, 2009   When President Barack Obama chairs a summit of the UN Security Council Sept. 24 on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, a new and exciting moment will have arrived in the long struggle to rid the world of nuclear weapons. This unprecedented event gives Canada […]

Prophet Obama’s Fight for Peace

Embassy by Douglas Roche May 6, 2009 In the first 100 days of his presidency, Barack Obama has started to move the United States towards a culture of peace, a remarkable achievement in a world still torn by conflict. His actions on winding down the war in Iraq, restarting nuclear disarmament negotiations with Russia, thawing […]