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).
Posts By This Author
Finding the Way Out
Why it's time to end the war in Afghanistan, and how to do it.
Iran's Nuclear Deal: A Success for Sanctions Diplomacy
How to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons
... and make us all more secure. A pragmatic approach to nuclear disarmament.
What Our New Nuclear Policy Really Means
'Winning' in Afghanistan
Sanctions Can Work in Burma
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?
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?
Time to Leave
'War on Terror' or Real Security?
A just and viable alternative to the Bush doctrine.
Weapons of Mass Deception
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?
There are viable alternatives to war, but only if we organize and speak out.
A Stark Vision of the World
The bin Laden organization and other terrorist networks are obviously fired by an intense hatred of the United States.
Dr. Strangelove, I Presume?
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
A Rush to Failure
The GOP Goes Nuclear
A Marshall Plan for the Balkans
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.