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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

A Much Wider War

In the coming weeks, Congress will begin to debate the wisdom of sending a billion additional dollars to the Andes region of South America.

Migration Talks Must Tie in to Trade Relationship or They Will Fall Short

What do Fox and Bush mean when they say they want progress on NAFTA?

The Russian Left Today

In Russia today we are seeing only the first stage in the creation of a new democratic movement.

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.

Justice for Some: The Geopolitical Reality of Impunity

The likely conviction of Milosevic will remain only a partial victory as long as the United States opposes the establishment of an International Criminal Court.

The Resurgence of Violence in Guatemala

Guatemala’s increasing violence highlights the failure of the peace process, but it also raises the question of whether Guatemala is moving toward neofascism.

Policy Recommendations for Indonesia: Upside Down, They Look Good

America is still looking mainly for military allies in Southeast Asia–as if the cold war never ended. This is the central message of a new report issued this month by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on what the Bush administration should be doing