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

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.

Gustavo Petro’s Victory Brings an Opportunity to Reverse Inequality in Colombia

Running on a platform of gender equity, progressive taxation, and environmental protection, Colombia’s first leftist president could bring much-needed change to a deeply unequal nation.

U.S. Still Spends More on Military Than Next Nine Countries Combined

Over-investment in the military is a factor that left the U.S. so vulnerable to the pandemic in the first place.

Latin America’s ‘New’ New Left

The recent election in Colombia has produced new hope for the country–and for the whole region.

Is Universal Basic Income Part of a Just Transition?

When you give everyone a chunk of change, does it really change their lives and their communities?