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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

A First Glance at the New Administration’s Policy Toward Russia

It is difficult to say what any new administration’s policy will be by the end of the president’s term of office.

Beating About the Bush

For those who see George W. Bush as a dummy, the question is, who are his ventriloquists?

The Coming Apathy: Africa Policy Under a Bush Administration

A Bush presidency portends a return to the blatantly anti-African policies of the Reagan-Bush years, characterized by a general disregard for black people and a perception of Africa as a social welfare case.

President George W. Bush and the “Other” Europe

Bush and his East-European ties

We Do Guns–Not Plagues

We should not accept, as fate, the feeling that, if our leaders do not lead, nothing can be done.

The Election: Seen From Overseas

Smirked the Statesman of Calcutta, “Foreigners are watching with bemusement the spectacle of Americans tying themselves up in knots over election results.


As President Clinton goes to Vietnam this week, he carries with him a heavy weight of legacy from America’s longest war.

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.”

Zimbabwe: Intersection of Human Rights, Land Reform, and Regional Security

Contentious debates in Zimbabwe resonate across Southern Africa, reflecting the post-apartheid struggles for human rights, economic redistribution, and security.

Little Shift in Foreign Policy Under “President” George W. Bush

With the likelihood that Texas Governor George W. Bush will become the next president of the United States, there needs to be serious thought as to what kind of foreign policy can be expected over the next four years.