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

A Costly U.S. Mistake on Germ Weapons

Americans, as citizens of the lone superpower, will be a prime target for the use of biological warfare.

Democrats Grill Bush State Department Official from the Right

There is little chance for changing Bush policy on the Middle East with the Democrats outflanking the administration on the right.

Strategy and Self-Activity In the Global Justice Movements

Let us take as a starting point that the broadly consensual strategy and basis for self-activity in what we can term Global Justice Movements is the following: to promote the globalization of people and halt (or at minimum radically modify) the globalization of capital.

Death Squad Democrats

Israeli forces murder political dissidents

Making a Statement in Durban

The U.S. will not escape the consequences of racism and colonialism no matter what course the government chooses.

NATO’s Credibility in Macedonia

In Macedonia peace remains elusive, despite the signing of a political compromise between Macedonia’s ethnic Albanian and Macedonian leaders on August 13.

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.