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

Tax the Rich, House the Homeless

In L.A., 1 percenters currently pay less than a 1 percent city tax on the mansions they make millions selling.

An Ugly New Era of ‘States’ Rights’

The Supreme Court is giving extreme new powers to increasingly autocratic state governments. That’s not democracy.

China Will Decide the Outcome of Russia Versus the West

Is Putin the Face of the Future or the Final Gasp of the Past?

First the Heatwaves, Now the Flooding. Look to South Asia For a Reminder of Why Climate Action is So Urgent.

The extreme weather events afflicting the subcontinent, made more likely by climate change, show the need to wind down oil, gas and coal use as soon as possible, argue Basav Sen and Tejal Mankad from the People vs. Fossil Fuels coalition.

What’s Really Going On with the War in Ukraine?

Phyllis Bennis joins a panel to discuss the peace movement, the Ukraine war, Russia, and NATO.

Time To End the Capital Gains Rate Giveaway

Our tax loopholes let marginal and arbitrary differences in facts give rise to markedly different tax outcomes.

NATO, Ukraine and the New World Disorder: Against Imperialism East and West

Phyllis Bennis joins an international panel to debunk the Western myths about the Ukraine War and provide a much needed analysis of the alarming global drift to war.

Pentagon Increases in 2022 Could Almost Fund Build Back Better

The National Defense Authorization Act is expected to receive a full vote in July. It’s not too late for members of Congress to change course.

With CEO Pay Skyrocketing, the Unionization Surge is Hardly Surprising

Pandemic disparities have driven workers at Starbucks and several other low-wage employers to demand a fair reward for their labor.

Does the Amazon Now Have a Shot at Survival?

Colombia has new leaders who see the direct link between plutocracy and the plunder of our most valuable ecosystem.