Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era

Humanity faces a triple emergency: the global problems of climate change, nuclear weapons, and the coronavirus are monumental. Cooperation between governments and peoples has never been so necessary for common survival. The election of Joe Biden as U.S. president opens a new path for world cooperation for peace. In this timely book, former Senator Douglas Roche, a leading Canadian advocate for peace, points to a new basis for hope in the urgent agenda for human security. The world — and Canada — must:

  • spur development
  • curb global warming
  • cut nuclear arms
  • advance human rights

“As our world begins to consider recovery -- from a global pandemic, from inflamed hateful divisions, even from environmental self-destruction -- we will need the guidance and leadership of wise thinkers and learned peacemakers. Recovery brings two such personalities together, Joe Biden and Douglas Roche, providing critical and timely insights for the years to come.”
--—Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Romeo Dallaire

“I highly recommend Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era. I do not know how Doug Roche did it! An extremely timely, thoughtful, deeply informed analysis of Joe Biden the man and the president he may be. Roche's lens examines Biden as a potential climate champion, promoter of peace and disarmament, social justice - but more fundamentally, as a person who will listen and act with intention.”
--—Elizabeth May M.P., former Leader, Green Party of Canada

"Brimming with political practicality informed by a generous humanity."
--—Ernie Regehr, former Executive Director, Project Ploughshares

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In the Media

“Please read Senator Doug Roche’s little book. I am asking that not only because I happen to have 11 grandchildren, although that should be a sufficient reason in itself, but because I am convinced that Roche’s Recovery actually does lead to a recovery for a wounded world.”
--—Jim Creskey, publisher, The Hill Times, November 23, 2020 (Full review in PDF)

20 minute interview with Steven Staples, Chairperson, PeaceQuest, November 22, 2020 (View on YouTube)

Interview with Michael Byers of the Salt Spring Forum, December 27, 2020 (View on YouTube)

Review published in Peace Magazine, April, 2021 (Full review in PDF)

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114 pages
isbn: 978-0995911321