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.

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.

Rising Above the Daily Killings

With the assassination of right-wing Israeli Minister Rehavam Ze’evi, the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians is once again on the front burner. In the coming days, neither side of this bitter conflict will be at a loss for rhetoric to exp

End of the Cease Fire

In response to the assassination of rightwing Israeli Minister Rehavam Ze’evi Israeli forces entered El Bireh, Jenin and Al-Azeria east of Jerusalem, taking control of the areas and declaring curfews and assassinated Fatah activist Atef Abayat.

Credit Where It’s Due

The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Supporting Sustainable Energy

Abkhazia Again: The UN Helicopter Shootdown

Trouble afoot in Abkhaz, UN plane shot down

Bombing Will Not Make U.S. More Secure

he use of military force for self-defense is legitimate under international law. Military force for retaliation is not.