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

Abusive North American Companies Pay Off Latin American Police to Harass Critics

In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.

Far Right Extremism Has Gone Mainstream

Through the ‘Great Replacement’ narrative, far right extremism has captured the hearts and minds of mass shooters, populist politicians, and institutions.

Israel’s Election and Its Impact on US-Israeli Relations

Phyllis Bennis discusses Israel’s recent election, whether changes are likely to come for Palestinians, and the Israeli government’s shift toward the right.

How to Fund ‘Medicare for All’: Slash the Military

We’ve identified more than $300 billion in annual military savings alone that we could better invest in priorities like Medicare for All.

Can an Economic Stat Help Narrow Our Grand Economic Divide?

Egalitarian-minded economics are pushing for a ‘GDP 2.0’ — and getting some lawmaker help.

Help Spread the Word: #WhoIsBuyingSeattle

Help us spread the word about our report: Who is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom

Trump’s Endless Wars

Trump’s been haphazardly deploying more troops, drones, and dollars abroad for endless wars while waging a shadow foreign policy for his own benefit.

Where Is ‘Line Worker Barbie’?

CEO-worker pay gaps are the clearest proof that corporations like Mattel and many others don’t respect their employees.

A ‘Red Deal’: Why Indigenous Communities Belong at the Center of Climate Action

Policies that aren’t rooted in Indigenous communities can cause many of the same oppressive outcomes as extraction.

Trump Steps Into a Turkish-Kurdish Minefield

The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds.