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

Global Focus: U.S. Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium

A penetrating critique of current U.S. foreign policy through a series of original essays by leading progressive scholars.

Africa Activism: What Direction Now?

Despite all the profound disagreements and criticisms, the National Summit on Africa demonstrated decisively that there is a powerful network of activists in the United States who are working on Africa issues.

U.S. Must Insist Israel Return to the Peace Talks and Withdraw from Lebanon

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s decision to pull out of the peace talks with Syria is a shameless capitulation to Israel’s far right and raises serious questions as to whether the Israeli government is seriously interested in peace.

Balkans Overview: Need for a Regional Solution

Western powers appeared to be ill-prepared for the outbreak of hostilities when Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence on June 25, 1991.

WTO, Agricultural Deregulation and Food Security

Nobody needs to go hungry—each person that does is the victim of conscious policy choices and policy failures.

WTO and Sustainable Development

Sustainable development a framework for reconciling key international goals, and it applies to national actions as well.

U.S.-EU Trade Issues

The EU should neither be treated as a partner superpower with whom the U.S. can share the spoils of unfettered trade nor should it be underestimated as a subordinate global power.

China in the WTO: The Debate

James H. Nolt,”China in the WTO: The Debate.”

U.S. Policy Hampers Chances for Israeli-Syrian Peace

There is little hope for real progress in the Israeli-Syrian peace talks unless the Clinton Administration is willing to uphold human rights and international law.

U.S. Drug Policy

U.S. drug policy has failed to reduce either the overall quantities of drugs produced and delivered or the number of seriously addicted drug abusers in the United States.