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

Hamid Karzai Moves From Lightweight To Heavyweight In Afghan Politics

Without a trial, the memory of the Khmer Rouge horror will remain an open wound in the psyche of Khmer society.

Israel’s True Intentions in Removing Arafat

It might be time for Israel to confess to its true intentions in the Palestinian territories.

After the Fall: The Argentine Crisis and Possible Repercussions

Will the Bush administration retreat from hardline unilateralism when it comes to aid for Argentina?

Fast Track Passage Won’t Defeat the “Seattle Coalition”

Now that fast track has been approved, pro-free trade analysts would no doubt like to begin ringing the death knell of the opposition forces. To the contrary, there are several reasons why this vote is only a small setback in the fight against corporate g

WTO Doha Ministerial: “We Take Over”

The greatest tragedy of Doha is that the world’s richest economies, which invariably swear in the name of democracy, used undemocratic norms and arms to force a consensus down the throat of developing countries.

Israelis Have a Choice

Israel would be doing itself a monumental favor by ending the occupation on its own terms, rather than withdrawing due to additional international pressure.

No One is Asking Ordinary Afghans What They Want

A creative discourse of care and concern must emerge from the international community. Ordinary Afghans, those who have lived through twenty years of war and have remained relevant to current realities, must have an opportunity to determine their future.

Plain Truths

The mirage of positive movement in the deadly gridlock between Israelis and Palestinians continued today, uninterrupted by reality.

Placebo Peace Initiative

What is needed is a shot of adrenaline, and not a warmed-over initiative with no substance and no chance of success.

Why the U.S. Did Not Overthrow Saddam Hussein

There are many valid critiques of U.S. policy toward Iraq before, during, and after the Gulf War. Failing to invade and overthrow the Iraqi government, however, is not one of them.