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

Asking “Why”

I think its almost impossible for us in this country to conceive of what would drive people to this state of rage.

Israel: A Failing Experiment

Today, Israel must choose between continuing an illegal occupation and preserving the self-defined nature of the State of Israel itself.

Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

Not a shot has been fired–yet–at Afghanistan’s Taliban, but the country’s beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia’s pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Don’t Bomb Afghanistan

If there is any logic to the terrorists’ madness, it is to have the U.S. over-react and turn large segments of the Islamic world against the West. To launch a major military operation against Afghanistan would play right into Osama bin Laden’s hands.

The Argentine Crisis as Coup de Grace?

The U.S. needs to resume its original Bretton Woods perspective.

The IMF and Argentina’s Spiraling Crisis

The policies of the IMF are not only backed by the U.S. government and its allies, but also by powerful elites in low-income countries. Yet the economic case for change is overwhelming

Central Asia: On the Periphery of New Global War

The Bush administration looks to Central Asia for support in Afghanistan

Addressing the Demand Dimensions of Small Arms Abuse: Problems and Opportunities

The violence associated with small arms abuse is linked to criminality and can be best addressed by controlling the trade in illicit arms

Shelve Plan for Missile Defense

It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America’s future defense posture.