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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

Abkhazia Again: The UN Helicopter Shootdown

Trouble afoot in Abkhaz, UN plane shot down

Bombing Will Not Make U.S. More Secure

he use of military force for self-defense is legitimate under international law. Military force for retaliation is not.

Pearl Harbor Redux: The Warning Failure

One week after the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, the president’s national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, told the press corps “This isn’t Pearl Harbor.” No! It is worse.

The Anti-Terrorist Coalition: A “New World Order” Redux?

Just as the post-cold war transition to a new international system seemed to be ending, the terrorist acts of September 11 and the U.S. responses have re-opened the question of Central Asia’s strategic orientation and, through that, the structure of the e

Cozying up to Karimov?

For the U.S. to be visibly identified with the Karimov regime is a danger both to U.S. interests in the region and to the progressive evolution of society and politics in Uzbekistan.

Nukes Remain on Hair Trigger

But as we confront this new war on terrorism we must remember what did not change on September 11th: The greatest potential danger to the U.S. and world remains the threat posed by nuclear weapons.

Walk Softly and Look Ahead in Nuclear South Asia

The U.S. should stop bombing and strengthen humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan.

Open-Ended War

While most Americans will support a relatively short war to crush the Taliban and capture Bin Laden, there are signs that President Bush and associates favor a much longer and more elaborate conflict–one that shows every risk of turning into a Vietnam-li

Two Faces of the West: Can Western Muslims Advance a Balanced View of the West?

The West is essentially like a Centaur–half-human and half-beast.

The Bush Administration & the Israeli-Palestinian Stalemate

Whether or not the shaky cease-fire in effect since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States holds, the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace remain dim.