Articles by David Cortright

Failed Sanctions on Iran

Failed Sanctions on Iran

February 2, 2012 | Economic sanctions have not persuaded Iran to give up its nuclear program, so it's time to try something different.

Overseas Private Investment Organization

July 1, 1999 | The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a wholly owned government corporation established in 1971, provides taxpayer-backed loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to U.S. businesses for investments in "politically risky" countries.

Export-Import Bank

July 1, 1999 | The Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) is an independent U.S. government agency established in 1934 to create jobs through exports.

Taxing Overseas Investments

January 1, 1998 | Tax policy becomes foreign policy when companies operate outside their headquarters country and are subjected to tax laws of multiple jurisdictions.

Investment Funds

August 1, 1997 | Investment funds, established to provide capital for private enterprises and sponsored by government agencies and multinational institutions, are increasing in number every year.

Export Promotion Programs

May 1, 1997 | Washington’s increasing focus on promoting international investment and trade is evident in the smorgasbord of assistance offered to U.S. exporters.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

January 1, 1997 | The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a wholly owned government corporation established in 1971, provides taxpayer-backed and taxpayer-funded loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to businesses for investments in “politically risky” countries.