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

Africa Activism: What Direction Now?

Despite all the profound disagreements and criticisms, the National Summit on Africa demonstrated decisively that there is a powerful network of activists in the United States who are working on Africa issues.

China in the WTO: The Debate

James H. Nolt,”China in the WTO: The Debate.”

U.S. Policy Hampers Chances for Israeli-Syrian Peace

There is little hope for real progress in the Israeli-Syrian peace talks unless the Clinton Administration is willing to uphold human rights and international law.

Balkans Overview: Need for a Regional Solution

Western powers appeared to be ill-prepared for the outbreak of hostilities when Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence on June 25, 1991.

WTO, Agricultural Deregulation and Food Security

Nobody needs to go hungry—each person that does is the victim of conscious policy choices and policy failures.

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.

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.

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