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

U.S. Policy Must Be Sensitive to Ukraine’s Balancing Act

A wise U.S. foreign policy would be one that is sensitive to Ukraine’s function as a bridge between Russia and the Western military alliance.

Military Contractors Spent Freely To Influence 2000 Election, Future Policy

U.S. defense contractors were full participants in the last election cycle

The Bush Administration and Human Rights

Many see self-interest behind U.S. claims to be upholding high moral principles, and they also see hypocrisy in the U.S. government’s reluctance to be bound by the same instruments it is so ready to apply to others.

Paternal Legacies

Even other Persian Gulf countries have moderated their positions toward Saddam in light of his ostentatious and highly popular condemnation of Israel’s violent retaliation against the new Palestinian Intifada.

The Gulf War: 8 Myths

Washington’s misguided policies toward Iraq but have warped the overall thrust of U.S. foreign and military policy for the past decade.

Top 200: The Rise of Corporate Global Power

As citizen movements the world over launch activities to counter aspects of economic globalization, the growing power of private corporations is becoming a central issue.

Fire, Earth, and Water

An assessment of the environmental, safety and health Impacts of the Cerro Grande Fire on Los Alamos National Laboratory,

Beating About the Bush

For those who see George W. Bush as a dummy, the question is, who are his ventriloquists?

The Coming Apathy: Africa Policy Under a Bush Administration

A Bush presidency portends a return to the blatantly anti-African policies of the Reagan-Bush years, characterized by a general disregard for black people and a perception of Africa as a social welfare case.

President George W. Bush and the “Other” Europe

Bush and his East-European ties