What We Do

IPS is a progressive organization dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. In partnership with dynamic social movements, we turn transformative policy ideas into action.

Our Work




We're a progressive organization dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Cartoon rendering of Elon Musk riding on a rocket by the moon.

Elon Musk May Not Be So Brilliant After All

As Twitter implodes under Musk’s rule, a lawsuit argues Tesla is vastly overpaying the world’s richest man.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro (second from left) celebrates the re-opening of the Colombia-Venezuela border with Venezuelan officials

Colombia's First Leftist President Charts a New Path on Venzuela

Gustavo Petro has rejected the failed “diplomatic siege” of his predecessors. But he also wants to see a more democratic Venezuela.
Profile silhouettes of a mult-racial group of people.

Americans of every race deserve a fair shot. Affirmative action provides one.

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. At stake is the fate of affirmative action […]
Taylor arms outstretched onstage during her Red Tour with fans holding signs in the background

Swifties, Welcome to the Anti-Monopoly Movement

Taylor Swift fans had their time wasted and pockets emptied by Ticketmaster. Now they’re calling to break up the company’s live events monopoly – and joining the movement to crack down on monopolies, period.
Protestor at a rally in Tbilisi holding at a sign that reads "xepcoh."

Ukraine's Edge Over Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has so far failed to weaken U.S. and European support for Ukraine. Meanwhile, despite punishing Russian air strikes, Ukraine is successfully ejecting the invading army.
A person in a purple shirt, holding a sign that reads "We can do better" at a pro-choice march.

Young Voters Delivered Big Wins for Abortion Rights

Lawmakers should take note: Young people will resist radical efforts to violate our reproductive freedoms and our futures.
Starbucks union worker holding sign at march with other union members and Poor People's Campaign members in the background.

How Low-Income Voters Shaped the Midterm Elections

Americans across the spectrum voted to raise wages, expand health care, and protect abortion rights. These issues have a common thread.
Oahu water protectors

Defueling Red Hill Is Not Enough: It’s Time to Demilitarize the Asia-Pacific

This fall, organizers with the O’ahu water protectors in Hawai’i made the long trek to the White House to demand an immediate shut down of the Red Hill bulk fuel […]

Reports and Resources

More events >

Check out our sister sites

Foreign Policy in Focus

Help IPS turn progressive policy ideas into action.

Everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Together, we must speak truths to power and challenge the structures that keep us from realizing our full potential as human beings, members of society, and keepers of this planet.

Give Now