Towards Nuclear Zero

By David Cortright and Raimo Vayrynen

Book — 2010

This Adelphi study examines practical steps for achieving progress toward disarmament, assessing the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving a world without nuclear weapons. It places the current debate over abolition in the context of urgent non-proliferation priorities, such as the need to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of extremist regimes and terrorists. It distills lessons from states that have already given up nuclear programmes and from the end of the Cold War to suggest ways of countering the efforts of Iran and North Korea to acquire nuclear weapons. For the longer term, it offers policy recommendations for moving towards a reduced global reliance on nuclear weapons.

Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age (2d. ed.)

By David Cortright

Book — 2009

In the second edition of this popular book, a new prologue and concluding chapter situate the message of nonviolence in recent events and document the effectiveness of nonviolent methods of political change. Cortright’s poignant “Letter to a Palestinian Student” points toward a radical new strategy for achieving justice and peace in the Middle East. This book offers pathways of hope not only for the United States but for the world.

Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas

By David Cortright

Book — 2008

Veteran scholar and peace activist David Cortright offers a definitive history of the human striving for peace and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. This authoritative, balanced, and highly readable volume traces the rise of peace advocacy and internationalism from their origins in earlier centuries through the mass movements of recent decades: the pacifist campaigns of the 1930s, the Vietnam antiwar movement, and the waves of disarmament activism that peaked in the 1980s. This is history with a modern twist, set in the context of current debates about “the responsibility to protect,” nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and conflict transformation.

Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat

By David Cortright and George A. Lopez, eds.

Book — 2007

This book argues that defeating the global terrorist threat requires engaging international financial, diplomatic, intelligence, and defense communities and law enforcement organizations in an atmosphere of cooperation. It examines cooperative diplomatic and economic policies to address the changing face of terrorism and the global al-Qaida threat, differentiates between protective measures and long-term preventive policies, and makes recommendations for effective cooperative nonmilitary strategies.

Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism (1st ed)

By David Cortright

Book — 2006

This book examines the ingredients of social movement success, and it attempts to forge a synthesis among a wide range of sometimes-diverse thinkers and doers in the field of social change. It is an interpretation of past movements and a response to present events. It combines into one analytic framework the ideas of Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, Dorothy Day, Barbara Deming, Gene Sharp, Saul Alinsky, and many others.

Allied against Terrorism: What’s Needed to Strengthen Worldwide Commitment

By Alistair Millar and Eric Rosand

Book — 2006

There is now broad recognition that even the most powerful of countries cannot successfully fight terrorism on their own. Cross-border cooperation is necessary to trace funding, disrupt planning, and thwart new attacks as well as to investigate, capture, and prosecute terrorists and their supporters should those preventive efforts fail. While the initial impulse for effective action may come from individual states, sustaining it requires ongoing coordination. Five years after the attacks of September 11, what are the prospects for the global counterterrorism campaign? Allied against Terrorism is an up-to-date assessment of the global efforts to combat terrorism.

Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War

By David Cortright

Book — 2005

An account of the rebellion among U.S. soldiers opposed to the Vietnam war. Originally published in 1975, the book now includes a chapter that examines the enduring imprint of this period on the U.S. military and the lessons this era holds for the U.S. occupation in Iraq.

A Peaceful Superpower: The Movement against War in Iraq

By David Cortright

Book — 2004

Author David Cortright writes as an engaged activist who was intimately involved in many of the activities described in A Peaceful Superpower. He helped to create the Win Without War coalition, wrote articles and reports challenging the justification for war, and participated in numerous efforts to build the opposition movement. This is the story of that movement, offered as both testament to history and assessment of impact and relevance.

Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Emergent Threats in an Evolving Security Environment

By Brian Alexander and Alistair Millar, eds.

Book — 2003

Despite the critical need for a more informed debate on the issues involving tactical nuclear weapons, little has been published previously on this subject. To bring more attention to this long-ignored danger, Brian Alexander and Alistair Millar have assembled a cadre of ten experts who frame the debate on a multitude of issues ranging from terrorism and arms control to the weapons programs of Russia, India, Pakistan, and China.

Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action

By David Cortright and George A. Lopez

Book — 2002

Following the publication of The Sanctions Decade — lauded as the definitive history and accounting of United Nations sanctions in the 1990s — David Cortright and George Lopez continue their collaboration to examine the changing context and meaning of sanctions and the security dilemmas that the Security Council now faces.