David Cortright is the Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum. He is the author or editor of 17 books on nonviolent social change, nuclear disarmament, and the use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking.
October 7 marks the 11th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Cortright’s Ending Obama’s War (2011) offers a critical analysis of U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and his August 2012 report, Afghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights, shows that responsible military withdrawal will enhances their chances of development and dignity.
Cortright has a long history of public advocacy for disarmament and the prevention of war. He opposed the Vietnam war as an active duty soldier, 1968-71; was the Executive Director of SANE, the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1978 to 1988; and was co-founder and co-chairs Win Without War, a coalition of national organizations opposed to U.S. policies of war.
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