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

The GM Strike: A Century of Context

In deeply unequal societies, real gains for working people never come easy.

The Threat of Bolton Has Receded — But Not the Threat of War

Bolton’s bellicose worldview is the basic operating system of the Trump administration.

What the Felicity Huffman Scandal Says About America

Low-income parents risk jail for putting their kids in better public schools, while the rich bribe colleges to shut the poor out.

Immigration Is a Climate Issue

The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.

John Bolton Ousted As National Security Advisor

John Bolton’s tenure as National Security Advisor has officially ended, but whether U.S.-Iran talks will resume are still uncertain.

Concentrated Wealth Kills

Two new reports out of Washington trace our growing economic divide and the high price we pay, in dollars and lives, for letting that divide fester.

Government Secrecy Is More Damaging to Public Health Than Nuclear Fallout

When it comes to nuclear weapons and energy programs, governments have been willing to send their people into harm’s way with impunity.

The Perils of Billionaire Philanthropy

The ultra-rich are using philanthropic vehicles to shield their wealth—it’s time Congress acted.

Hong Kong and the Future of China

Hong Kong’s protests are unlikely to spur major changes in the territory, much less on the mainland — but there is a way forward.

Don’t Let ‘Carbon Capture’ Spoil New Mexico’s Leadership

New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act established it as a climate policy leader, but progress could be reversed by greedy new corporations entering the state.