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

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.

Iran: Time for Detente

The ongoing struggle in Iran between Islamic reformers and Islamic hard-liners, along with struggles within the U.S. foreign policy establishment between hawks and those seeking accommodation, has left U.S.-Iranian relations in a state of flux.

Cuba: Policy Agenda for the Future

In recent years, U.S. policy toward Cuba has been guided by two primary objectives or “tracks”: to isolate the Cuban government and to provide support to the Cuban population.

Colombia’s Role in International Drug Industry

What is called “drug trafficking” in the U.S. is in fact a major, multifaceted, and global industry.

U.S., Greece, and Turkey

President Bill Clinton’s visit to NATO allies Greece and Turkey is raising new questions about the ongoing strategic relationship the United States has with these two historic rivals

Keys to Stability in the Balkans

Washington’s support of the establishment of a credible coalition government — including political leaders of all the various ethnic communities — would represent a clear signal that the U.S. is sincerely interested in establishing a multiethnic Kosovo.

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.

Benefits of Capital Flows: New Role for Public

After a worldwide removal of regulatory constraints, market forces have assumed a dominant role in the international financial system.

NAFTA and Environment

The North American Free Trade Agreement’s impact on the trinational environment remains controversial.