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

Fighting Terrorism, Undermining Democracy in Pakistan

, Pakistan’s General Pervez Musharraf in his policy address on January 12th set about redefining the role of religion in Pakistani society and its domestic and external politics, with a special reference to Kashmir and terrorism.

Somalia as a Military Target

The east African nation of Somalia is being mentioned with increasing frequency as a possible next target in the U.S.-led war against international terrorism.

India’s Politics of Brinksmanship on Kashmir

Kashmir will continue to bedevil India-Pakistan relations.

A New Marshall Plan for 2002: Advancing Human Security and Controlling Terrorism

President Bush and his advisers should consider the relevance of Marshall’s strategy to the challenge of tackling the underlying conditions that give rise to political and religious extremism.

Economic Debacle In Argentina: The IMF Strikes Again

Sparked by the government’s latest economic policies, which restricted the amount of money people could withdraw from their bank accounts, political demonstrations and the looting of grocery stores spread across the country.

What About The Spent Fuel?

Until recently, concerns about attacks on nuclear power plants focused mainly on the vulnerability of reactors. Spent fuel ponds may be even more difficult to safeguard.

Emerging Alternatives in Palestine

Since it began 15 months ago, the Palestinian Intifada has had little to show for itself politically, despite the remarkable fortitude of a militarily occupied, unarmed, poorly led, and still dispossessed people that has defied the pitiless ravages of Isr

Russia Worries That Afghan Success Will Prompt U.S. Unilateralism

With the military campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the mopping up stage, the United States and Russia are struggling to identify the boundaries of strategic cooperation.

Antiglobalization Movement: Obstacles and Opportunities

Some thoughts from a South perspective on the anti-globalization movement.

U.S. Bombing Threatens Karzai

More and more Pashtun leaders, angered by the mounting civilian casualty toll from U.S. bombing in eastern Afghanistan, are openly criticizing the government of Hamid Karzai for backing the operation.