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

The War in Afghanistan is Far From Over

Afghanistan’s complex and violent tribal and ethnic politics has swallowed up great powers before. It remains to be seen whether the United States will become the next victim.

Investment Rules After Doha: A Time to Sow?

Investment Rules After Doha: A Time to Sow?

Is Argentina the Coup de Grace of the IMF’s Flawed Policy Mission?

The reverberations from the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 enmeshed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a major legitimacy crisis over its recently assumed mission to promote free capital mobility around the globe.

U.S. Intervention in Afghanistan: Implications for Central Asia

Just when it looked the Central Asian countries were facing the growing joint political hegemony of Russia and China in the region, the events of September 11 opened the door to an increased and indefinite-term U.S. military presence.

The UN and the United States in Afghanistan

Since September 11, the United Nations has gained a rare prominence in Washington’s calculations.

Operation Enduring Freedom?

Operation Enduring Freedom

Africa and the World Trade Organization: The Issues in Brief

Instead of taking the opportunity for dialogue, rich countries have offered little or nothing to address the concerns of African and other developing countries.

Treaties in the Time of Anthrax: The United States Should Strengthen the Ban on Bio-Weapons

If nothing is done to take international action to strengthen the ban on germ weapons, the future may hold far more damaging attacks with newer and deadlier agents, genetically engineered to be unidentifiable and untreatable.

Developing Countries, Global Financial Governance, and the Group of Twenty

The creation of the G-20 totally ignored the serious and continued efforts of the developing countries, speaking collectively through their Group of 24 (G-24), to collaborate with the G-7 and other industrial countries in the creation of a more effective

Occupation is Occupation is Occupation!

Without this real movement in the Middle East Peace Process, the world will continue to be jerked from one meeting to another, from one announcement to the next, each time losing interest, losing hope, and losing their own morality.