"Magnitude of Ukraine crisis cannot be overstated, and the international system is marked by chaos"
By The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.
Published by The Hill Times (subscription required)
February 28, 2022
The Hon. Douglas Roche writes: "Vladimir Putin, in a strange way, has issued a wake-up call to all governments: the use of nuclear weapons is coming unless we strengthen the international system to get rid of them. Though enraged at the catastrophic mistakes made by the political systems in not embracing the principles and practices of common security, I’m invigorated anew to keep telling the Government of Canada: we have a responsibility as a NATO state to work to end all nuclear weapons."
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The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. is an author and former Canadian Senator, parliamentarian and diplomat, and one of The Simons Foundation Canada's Peace Leaders.