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

U.S. Under Attack: Implications for Muslims Everywhere

If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.

Foreign Policy Shift: The Terrible Trade-Offs

It appears that foreign governments will be rewarded or punished by whether or not they become part of the U.S.-led war against terrorism.

The Folly of the U.S. Boycott

The U.S. is now officially among the few countries in the world not formally committed to the fight against racism.

How the War Against Terrorism Could Escalate

Ever since hijacked aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, the White House and the Pentagon have been devising a menu of retaliatory strikes against those deemed responsible.

What Bin Laden and Global Warming Have in Common

Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which–like terrorism–has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.

Asking “Why”

I think its almost impossible for us in this country to conceive of what would drive people to this state of rage.

Addressing the Demand Dimensions of Small Arms Abuse: Problems and Opportunities

The violence associated with small arms abuse is linked to criminality and can be best addressed by controlling the trade in illicit arms

Israel: A Failing Experiment

Today, Israel must choose between continuing an illegal occupation and preserving the self-defined nature of the State of Israel itself.

Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

Not a shot has been fired–yet–at Afghanistan’s Taliban, but the country’s beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia’s pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Don’t Bomb Afghanistan

If there is any logic to the terrorists’ madness, it is to have the U.S. over-react and turn large segments of the Islamic world against the West. To launch a major military operation against Afghanistan would play right into Osama bin Laden’s hands.