Denying benefits is a messy process, so Talx comes in to do the dirty chore.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.
Bucks for the Bang: North Korea’s Nuclear Program and Northeast Asian Military Spending
How much of an impact has North Korea’s nuclear program had on the military spending of other major Northeast Asian states?Read more
An Arms Race for Northeast Asia?
In the early 1990s, in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse, the world was anticipating a “peace dividend” from the end of the cold war. In one part of the world, however, military spending was not slowing down.Read more
Campaigning at Dairy Farms
A Republican candidate for Congress addresses farmers’ troubles.Read more
Drug Policy Disconnect
The Obama administration’s rhetoric on drug policy has changed dramatically. But has the policy changed to fit the rhetoric?Read more
Mexico’s State of Impunity
The killing of two human rights activists in Mexico is only the most recent example of Mexico’s slide into lawlessness. The Mexican government, columnist Laura Carlsen argues, is part of the problem, not part of the solution.Read more
China’s Military Spending: Soft Rise or Hard Threat?
Interpreting China’s military expenditure has been a complicated issue with important regional implications. Although China publishes its official defense budget and provides justifications for increases in its military spending, most observers remain skeptical of the accuracy of the official figures and wary of the military modernization efforts. This skepticism has shaped the responses of other Asia-Pacific nations toward China’s military modernization.Read more
Assessing the BP Oil Disaster
The Sierra Club calls warns against more offshore oil drilling.Read more
The Unfinished Business of Financial Reform
Lawmakers will need to consider financial speculation taxes in the next round of the fight to rein in Wall Street.Read more
Terrorists’ Right to Bear Arms
Two GOP senators say they wouldn’t support a bill to stop suspected terrorists from buying weapons.Read more