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

California Debate Over CEO Pay Tax Foreshadows Federal Fight

Abigail Disney testified in support of a California state senate bill to tax large CEO-worker pay gaps before the committee voted to advance the proposal.

With Passage of NAFTA 2.0, Congress Boosts Fossil Fuel Polluters, Particularly in Mexico

The U.S. Senate has just approved a deal that perpetuates the excessive powers of corporate polluters to ride roughshod over Mexican communities threatened by oil, mining, and gas projects.

Support for Combat Troop Withdrawal Is Not Enough to Stop Endless Wars

Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the foreign policy section of CNN’s recent Democratic Debate.

Trump: Make Space Great Again

The U.S. military is creating an imaginary “space gap” to pour money into closing, wasting funds while increasing the risk of conflict.

Yes, We Really Can Cut the Pentagon to Pay for Medicare for All

Moderators at the Democratic debate asked if Medicare for All would bankrupt the country, but failed to ask about the cost of the last two decades of war.

Learning From King’s Last Campaign

Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful.

How US Sanctions Have Impacted Iran’s Economy

Economic sanctions are not an alternative to war. They are an act of war, and they are devastating Iranian civilians.

As We Work to Prevent War With Iran, It’s Time to End All Our Wars

The military budget for 2021 must involve a tougher negotiation that results in real changes to Pentagon and presidential war powers.

We Can’t Afford Another War

The United States spent over 800 billion dollars on the war in Iraq, while social services and infrastructure crumbled at home.

We Need a Strong Anti-War Movement—Yesterday

As we spiral toward a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran, it’s worth reflecting on the failures to rein in U.S. aggression along the way.