David Cortright
David Cortright

David Cortright is director of policy studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in Indiana. His books include Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Ending Obama’s War: Responsible Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Paradigm Publishers, 2011).

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Finding the Way Out

by David Cortright 03-01-2011

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

Iran's Nuclear Deal: A Success for Sanctions Diplomacy

by David Cortright 05-18-2010
The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turkey and Brazil is a positive development that deserves U.S. support.

How to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons

by David Cortright 05-01-2010

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

What Our New Nuclear Policy Really Means

by David Cortright 04-07-2010
The new U.S.

'Winning' in Afghanistan

by David Cortright 03-01-2009
How to splinter the Taliban and support Afghans.

Sanctions Can Work in Burma

by David Cortright 10-01-2007

International solidarity and support for the Burmese democracy movement is growing, as evidenced in the imposition of new economic sanctions against the military regime. The European Union and the U.S. government have announced additional measures to isolate the dictators. The democracy movement has supported the imposition of these international sanctions as an effective means of pressuring the Burmese government, as

Back From The Brink?

by David Cortright 08-01-2006

Official rhetoric has helped fuel an escalation of tension between the United States and Iran. Do recent negotiations mark a change in direction, or just a temporary detour from the highway to military attack?

Denuking Iran

by David Cortright 04-01-2006
Washington calls the kettle black.

Time to Leave

by David Cortright 06-01-2005
Bring home the troops. Start now.

'War on Terror' or Real Security?

by David Cortright, by George A. Lopez 01-01-2004

A just and viable alternative to the Bush doctrine.

Weapons of Mass Deception

by David Cortright 09-01-2003

The failure to discover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has exposed the lie at the heart of the Bush administration's case for war.

Why Not Attack Iraq?

by David Cortright 07-01-2002

There are viable alternatives to war, but only if we organize and speak out.

A Stark Vision of the World

by David Cortright 11-01-2001

The bin Laden organization and other terrorist networks are obviously fired by an intense hatred of the United States.

Dr. Strangelove, I Presume?

by David Cortright 05-01-2001

National missile defense is only the latest version of "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." Our best protection from nuclear war? A global ban on nuclear weapons.

Seeking an Iraqi Endgame

by David Cortright 11-01-2000
U.N. inspections remain key to resolving the impasse.

A Rush to Failure

by David Cortright 05-01-2000
Missile defense: the wrong path to security.

The GOP Goes Nuclear

by David Cortright 01-01-2000
After the test ban vote, what next for the peace movement?

A Marshall Plan for the Balkans

by David Cortright 09-01-1999
The price of a Marshall Plan for the Balkans would be less than the costs of indefinite military occupation.

General Indictment

by Daniel Berrigan, by David Cortright 03-01-1999

THE TIMING COULDN'T have been more awful. A murderous spasm was loosed on Baghdad a week before Christmas; Clinton and his captive coven of generals crowded the screen, lying up a lather.

An Unexpected Calling

Gen. George Lee Butler, former commander of the nation's nuclear forces, became a proponent of nuclear abolition.