There are countless reasons why President Duterte’s Drug War isn’t helping Philippine society—and a $140 million reason President Trump might be willing to look the other way.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.
Progressives have to devise a comprehensive alternative that responds to both the challenge of Russia and the failures of liberalism.Read more
If the war on terror has taught us one thing, it’s that harsh laws targeting non-citizens will eventually be extended to citizens, too.Read more
The U.S. hasn’t agreed to resettle any of its own torture victims, much less offered any other form of accountability.Read more
Trump’s motivations to reverse Obama-era policies have less to do with human rights, and more about fear of an example of a different kind of society, Netfa Freeman tells Rising Up with Sonali.Read more
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.Read more