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

Israel’s Jordan is Palestine Option

Rather than continuing to dream of a Palestine with no Palestinians, General Sharon should be having nightmares, for himself and his people, thinking about the vengeance brewing in the hearts of those who have been made homeless or have lost their mothers

Thank You Mr. Sharon

Mr. Sharon has returned the Palestinian society to a culture of resistance. Soon, he will move the international community to a new culture of responsibility toward protecting Palestinian civilians and realizing a negotiated solution to the conflict based

Mitchell Report on Israeli-Palestinian Violence Flawed

The report on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the commission led by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is a failed effort–not for what it includes but for what it does not include.

Hard-Learned Lessons: Plan Colombia and Democracy in Peru

Any antidrug policy that forsakes or underestimates the decisive importance of democratic institutions or economic and social issues will always be counterproductive and play into the hands of drug traffickers.

Drug Plane Shoot-Down Policy In Latin America

Whoever is to blame in the Bowers incident, there is no escaping U.S. culpability in a policy that leads to death and destruction and is ultimately ineffective.

Walter Kansteiner: Assistant Secretary of State for Africa

The nomination of someone as unsuitable as Kansteiner deserves greater scrutiny and public opposition.

The Key West Conference on Nagorno-Karabakh: Preparing Peace In the South Caucasus?

The upcoming meeting in Key West is part of a continuing attempt to settle the conflict between the two countries over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Otto Reich’s Dirty Laundry

Bush’s Controversial Appointment Otto Juan Reich

Assessing New U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan

Excessive arms sales to Taiwan might jeopardize this favorable trend.

UN Veto Reveals Bush Administration’s Contempt for Human Rights

It will be very difficult for the United States to speak out against human rights abuses as long as it protects its allies from international criticism or scrutiny.