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

Bracing for a Surge of Trumpism in the Twilight of the Pandemic

More infectious strains of Trumpism are emerging for which we haven’t yet developed a vaccine.

Killing to Show That Killing Is Wrong

As Arizona’s push to revive Nazi-era gas executions shows, the death penalty is barbaric.

To End Poverty in the United States, End Militarism

Congress rarely links poverty to militarism, but that’s about to change.

The Pitfalls of U.S.-South Korean Economic Cooperation

Seoul and Washington should be working together to bring China on board for the kind of economic transformation that the planet so desperately needs.

In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People

As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.

Four Things to Know About Israel’s New ‘Change Coalition’

The new government — if it takes power at all — is united only around ousting Netanyahu. Here’s what that could mean.

Living Ever Larger in the Lap of Luxury

The rich have become so rich that just selling to the rich can make you the world’s richest person.

Democracy: On the Precipice?

If we extrapolate from the current trend lines, democracy will be gone in a couple decades, melted away like the polar ice. But although down, democracy is not out.

Tax Foundation Sounds the Alarm — over the Plight of Totally Mythical Taxpayers

No actual taxpayers are going to face anything remotely close to the tax rate critics of the Biden tax plan are claiming.

Biden’s Unconscionable Military Budget

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.