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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

Ethiopia-Eritrea Disengagement Proceeds Slowly, Civilians Watch & Wait

Peace efforts by the international community—particularly the U.S.—lost momentum after the signing of the Algiers accords.

Just What Is “GUUAM” Anyway?

If there are any real effects on energy transport from the activities of the GUUAM group, then these will come through practical measures implemented in specific sectors.

CIA: The Need for Reform

Reprimands in the Ames case prompted a mass exodus of bitter senior managers, who had refused to accept the need for punishing those who ignored the fact that a Soviet spy had contaminated the agency at the highest levels

Mr. Bush Goes to Mexico: Recommendations for Immigration Discussion

With Vicente Fox nearly as popular in the United States as he his in Mexico, tomorrow’s meeting provides an opportunity to fulfill this promise. Hopefully, Bush and Fox will step up and seize this historic moment, rather than simply using their meeting as

Lockerbie Verdict Unlikely to Bring Change

Just as Qadaffi has gained political mileage through portraying himself as a victim of a vengeful and hypocritical United States, there are those in the U.S. who also benefit from maintaining a hostile relationship with this petty tyrant whom Americans lo

Sharon’s Israel Needs Tough Love

There will be no peace or security for Israel unless the United States applies some “tough love:” unconditional support for Israel’s right to live in peace and security coupled with a willingness to pressure Israel to accept the necessary compromises for

The Trials and Tribulations of China’s First Democracy: The ROC One Year After the Victory of Chen Shui-bian

Overall, what policies are most likely to yield peace, stability, and prosperity in Taiwan?

U.S. Scuttles Latest Chance to Avert Global Warming Catastrophe

Given the U.S. performance at the latest round of global warming negotiations at the Hague, it’s hard to see how George W. Bush could do any worse than the Clinton-Gore administration.

Paul Wolfowitz, Reagan’s Man in Indonesia, Is Back at the Pentagon

Wolfowitz takes powerful position in the Pentagon.

The “Ugly American Problem” in Colombia

President Bush worries that the “United States might become militarily engaged” in Colombia. It’s a little late for that.