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

Human Trafficking Policies: Ships Passing in the Night

Combating the phenomenon [of human trafficking] will require holistic, interdisciplinary, and long-term approaches which address each aspect of the trafficking cycle.

Who’s the Rogue State Now?

Hardly a week goes by that the United States declines to sign a world treaty on security or the global environment-or threatens to withdraw from one it has already signed.

Strategy and Self-Activity In the Global Justice Movements

Let us take as a starting point that the broadly consensual strategy and basis for self-activity in what we can term Global Justice Movements is the following: to promote the globalization of people and halt (or at minimum radically modify) the globalization of capital.

U.S. Policy on the UN Conference Wrong

The U.S. could have made a strong, positive impression by sending its African-American Secretary of State, a descendent of slaves, and making a forceful stand against racism. Instead, it chose to send a low-level delegation.

Small Arms Trafficking in the Americas

In pandering to the gun lobby, the Bush administration showed what little regard it has for strengthening international efforts to deal with trafficking in small arms.

A Costly U.S. Mistake on Germ Weapons

Americans, as citizens of the lone superpower, will be a prime target for the use of biological warfare.

Kashmir at the Summit

All sorts of proposals about a final settlement on Kashmir are being floated, but what is going to work?

Mixed Signals on Missile Defense

On Saturday, July 14th the Pentagon conducted the fourth intercept test of the National Missile Defense (NMD) system.

The U.S. as Global Outcast: Growing Anti-Americanism

The growth of anti-Americanism is obvious not just in the Middle East and other third world conflict areas, but even within Western European countries long considered to be among America’s strongest allies.

Indonesia’s Hard Line Strengthens Secessionists in West Papua

Increasing repression by government forces is strengthening independence sentiment in Indonesia’s easternmost province of West Papua, also known as Irian Jaya.