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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

China’s Political Succession: Four Myths in the U.S.

Cheng Li ,”China’s Political Succession: Four Myths in the U.S.”

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.

The CIA’s Worst-Kept Secret: Newly Declassified Files Confirm United States Collaboration with Nazis

Pried loose by Congress, which passed the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act three years ago, a long-hidden trove of once-classified CIA documents confirms one of the worst-kept secrets of the cold war–the CIA’s use of an extensive Nazi spy network to wage a

U.S. Arrogance on Display in UN Human Rights Commission Flap

The decision by the U.S. Congress to withhold $244 million in dues owed to the United Nations only builds upon the growing global perception of U.S. arrogance.

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.