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David Cortright

David Cortright, a Sojourners contributing writer, is director of policy studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. His books include Ending Obama’s War: Responsible Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Paradigm Publishers, 2011).

Blog Posts by David Cortright

Posted by David Cortright 34 weeks 2 days ago
The nuclear agreement with Iran is a triumph of diplomacy. It stops the expansion of Iran’s nuclear program, rolls back some of its most worrisome elements, establishes more rigorous monitoring to...
Posted by David Cortright 1 year 20 weeks ago
We’re approaching the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq — an appropriate time to reflect upon the antiwar ferment that gripped the globe at that time.Virtually the entire world opposed the U.S...
Posted by David Cortright 1 year 46 weeks ago
The United States has surpassed all records in global arms sales — a whopping $66.3 billion in armaments sold last year.Most of the weapons went to Persian Gulf nations, although India also bought...
Posted by David Cortright 2 years 32 weeks ago
Initial results from Egypt’s first round of elections produced an unexpectedly large showing for Islamists. The Freedom and Justice Party of the Muslim Brotherhood gained approximately 37 percent of...
Posted by David Cortright 2 years 33 weeks ago
The huge throng filled the entire Square and was reminiscent of the historic mass mobilizations in February that brought down the Mubarak dictatorship. The rally was announced as a ‘million man march...

Articles by David Cortright

Diplomatic talks with Iran could end the nuclear standoff—and more.

Working with the U.N. for a negotiated settlement has a greater chance of success than military involvement.

History shows engagement, not attack, dissuades countries from developing nuclear weapons.

Why it's time to end the war in Afghanistan, and how to do it.

... and make us all more secure. A pragmatic approach to nuclear disarmament.