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

Chad-Cameroon Pipeline

Chevron’s alleged human rights abuses in the Niger Delta and involvement in the Chad-Cameroon pipeline consortium highlights the need for the World Bank to screen for human rights abuses when it makes loans or investments.

Security Exception & Arms Trade

Economic globalization and the financial architecture which sets the rules of play are proving beneficial to those invested in a war economy.

Global Focus: U.S. Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium

A penetrating critique of current U.S. foreign policy through a series of original essays by leading progressive scholars.

U.S. Must Insist Israel Return to the Peace Talks and Withdraw from Lebanon

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s decision to pull out of the peace talks with Syria is a shameless capitulation to Israel’s far right and raises serious questions as to whether the Israeli government is seriously interested in peace.

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.