Economic sanctions are not an alternative to war. They are an act of war, and they are devastating Iranian civilians.Read more
Peace & Foreign Policy
To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. IPS believes that a just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy over military intervention.
The military budget for 2021 must involve a tougher negotiation that results in real changes to Pentagon and presidential war powers.Read more
Understanding Trump’s decision to assassinate Soleimani, what retaliation from Iran might look like, and how it got to this point.Read more
Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.Read more
As long as the top executives of our privatized war economy can reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran, or anywhere, will persist.Read more
President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal nearly two years ago started the US down this path with Iran.Read more