Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Sanders, Lee, and Tlaib Lead Effort to Tax Huge CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

The House-Senate companion bill addresses corporate America’s extreme disparities, giving firms an incentive to lift up the bottom and bring down the top of their pay scales.

Time for a Billionaire Ban

The wealthiest Americans dominate our airwaves. Let’s hear from someone else for a change.

It’s Not Just a ‘Coup’: Bolivia’s Democracy Is in Meltdown

The ‘Was it a coup?’ debate distracts from deeper issues plaguing the country — some of Morales’s making.

Did the Fall of the Berlin Wall Produce the Trump Presidency?

Austere “shock therapy” after the Cold War only shocked the East into reaction. In the West, the corporate political center ultimately did the same.

For Undocumented Immigrants, Our Enforcement Policies Drive a Public Mental Health Crisis

Imagine running away from a lion all your life — that’s how 11 million undocumented immigrants feel today, and it takes a toll on their mental health.

Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Leaders for Western Professors

Phyllis Bennis joins Al Jazeera to discuss Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s agreeing to a prisoner exchange with Taliban leadership.

Are the Rich Secretly Hoarding Their Wealth in Seattle’s Luxury Condos?

According to a new study, nearly half of the units in one downtown building were owned by anonymous entities.

Michael Bloomberg Bought Gracie Mansion. Could He Buy the White House?

With personal fortunes worth dozens of billions, modern American deep pockets can afford one of just about everything.

The Link Between US Militarism and the Climate Crisis

Phyllis Bennis joins Fire Drill Fridays to draw attention to the intricate connection between war, militarism, and the climate emergency.

We Need a Surtax on Multimillionaires’ Income

Here’s the simplest way to collect more revenue from the richest 0.2 percent of Americans.