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

Progressive Unilateralism? U.S. Unilateralism, Progressive Internationalism, and Alternatives to Neoliberalism

In the recent debate on “permanent normal trade relations” (PNTR) with China, some progressives argued that failure to ratify the bilateral deal would constitute a retreat into “unilateralism.”

Clinton Needs to Take Firm Stand to Insure Peace

If there is to be peace in the Middle East, the United States must exercise some “tough love.”

Peace is Possible But Not Likely

There is a widespread assumption that resolution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is an extremely complex issue, and that the United States has been and is the best hope for peace. The reality, however, is just the opposite.

Credit the Serbian People, Not NATO

As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.

Huntington Guides Vajpayee in Washington

Global poverty today is no longer a legacy of the past; the new global poverty is not only the direct consequence of globalization, but an integral part of it.

Clinton’s Failure In The Mideast Crisis

The United States should certainly maintain its commitment to Israel’s legitimate security needs. What needs to be questioned is the Clinton administration’s support for Israel’s ongoing occupation and its violations of basic human rights.

Star Wars II: Don’t Delay It, Kill It

President Clinton’s September 1st decision to delay deployment of the Pentagon’s proposed National Missile Defense (NMD) system is an example of good policy and good politics.

Real Reform at the UN

Despite years of UN-bashing in Washington, the global organization remains one of the most popular institutions among U.S. voters.

Executive Excess 2000

The seventh annual CEO compensation survey.

Campaign 2000: Why is Military Spending Not an Issue?

The U.S. must recognize that preventive actions — diplomacy, contributing to global economic development, promoting political and religious freedom — that get to the root causes of conflict are the long-term paths to global peace and stability.