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

Russian War Crimes in Ukraine 20 Years After US Criminal Invasion of Iraq

How can there be real accountability for war crimes when international law is replaced by an undefined “rules-based order”?

Where are the Women CEOs? Should We Care?

Women CEOs are becoming slightly less rare at large corporations. But simply replacing men with women at the top of the income scale won’t lead to greater equity.

The War on Woke Is a Scam on Middle America

The MAGA bargain goes something like this: If we hurt other people worse, is it ok if we hurt you, too?

Ukraine and the Lessons of the Iraq War

The call of the peace movement 20 years ago–invading troops out!–should be the call of the peace movement today.

IPS Looks Back on 20 Years of Endless War and Border Militarization

We didn’t stop the Iraq War, but we changed history. Here’s a look at the legacy of the last two decades — and the brighter future that can follow.

How Investors Accelerate the Affordable Housing Crisis

Investor purchases accounted for 24 percent of all residential real estate sales in Boston in the fourth quarter of 2022. A 10 percent tax on those sales could yield $82 million in revenue.

“No Question I was Going to Become an Activist”: 20 Years Later, IPSers Remember the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

IPS staff reflect on the 20th anniversary of the “Shock and Awe” bombing campaign that launched the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

One of the Highest Military Budgets in History

Last week, the White House released President Biden’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2024, which begins October 1 of 2023. As usual, the biggest portion of the discretionary budget request […]

Biden Is Following Trump’s Lead on Israel-Palestine

The US president’s promise to put human rights first doesn’t seem to apply to Israel.

Free Trade or Just Green Trade?

Corporations are using trade and investment treaties to handcuff global and national efforts to save the planet.