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Russian War Crimes in Ukraine 20 Years After US Criminal Invasion of Iraq

How can there be real accountability for war crimes when international law is replaced by an undefined "rules-based order"?

Where are the Women CEOs? Should We Care?

Women CEOs are becoming slightly less rare at large corporations. But simply replacing men with women at the top of the income scale won't lead to greater equity.
An American flag waves outside a suburban front porch.

The War on Woke Is a Scam on Middle America

The MAGA bargain goes something like this: If we hurt other people worse, is it ok if we hurt you, too?

Ukraine and the Lessons of the Iraq War

The call of the peace movement 20 years ago--invading troops out!--should be the call of the peace movement today.
An armed U.S. contractor stands in the doorway of a ruined church in Mosul, Iraq (Shutterstock)

IPS Looks Back on 20 Years of Endless War and Border Militarization

We didn’t stop the Iraq War, but we changed history. Here’s a look at the legacy of the last two decades — and the brighter future that can follow.

How Investors Accelerate the Affordable Housing Crisis

Investor purchases accounted for 24 percent of all residential real estate sales in Boston in the fourth quarter of 2022. A 10 percent tax on those sales could yield $82 million in revenue.
A mass of anti-war protestors march down Pennsylvania Ave. toward the Capitol Building in Washington, DC on September 15, 2007, demonstrating against the Iraq War.

“No Question I was Going to Become an Activist”: 20 Years Later, IPSers Remember the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

IPS staff reflect on the 20th anniversary of the “Shock and Awe” bombing campaign that launched the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

One of the Highest Military Budgets in History

Last week, the White House released President Biden’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2024, which begins October 1 of 2023. As usual, the biggest portion of the discretionary budget request […]

Reports and Resources

  • Iraq Wounded: Twenty Years On, the Toxic Legacies of America’s War Remain

    March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at IPS Conference Room

    A panel discussion with Baghdadi poet, bilingual journalist and photographer, Nabil Salih and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University, Kali Rubaii.

  • The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals

    April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Zoom Webinar

    U-Amherst Doctoral candidate Debamanyu Das will address the geopolitical implications of today's struggle to obtain the components of solar cells, car batteries, and other high-tech products.

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