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

Reframing the Debate on Missile Defenses

President Bush and his Republican colleagues should be congratulated for their call to end our vulnerability to nuclear weapons and to reach beyond cold war policies. The key question is: how should we end this vulnerability.

The Inclusion of Sinks Has Sunk the Kyoto Protocol

The solution to “save” it was the inclusion of tree plantations as carbon sinks

Palestine in Durban: Sideshow or Main Event?

The signs here frame the debate in sharp terms: On the one hand “Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism,” on the other “Zionism = Apartheid.”

The Military Occupation of Macedonia

The signing of the Ohrid “framework document” will provide legitimacy to the occupation of Macedonia by NATO troops and the militarization of the entire Balkans region.

Bush Discovers a New Middle East

America’s main strategic goal in the Middle East is to secure the supply of oil.

The Conflict in Colombia: Implications for Ecuador’s National Security

The inability of the Colombian State to control its national territory and diverse armed groups is perceived to pose a threat to the other countries of the Andean region.

Indonesia: Aceh Arrests Could Portend Increased Polarization, Violence

The detention by Indonesian police on July 20 of 15 human rights activists and six negotiators for the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka or GAM) could portend a polarization of the conflict between government and rebel forces at the height of the p

The Plan to Remove Arafat

For all intents and purposes, Arafat has been effectively isolated as a credible party to the peace talks.

Bush-Cheney Energy Plan Bears Watching

Assuming the Cheney task force gets its wishes, it is anyone’s guess how much of the resulting energy will warm American homes or fuel SUV expeditions to the mall.