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. Arrogance on Display in UN Human Rights Commission Flap

The decision by the U.S. Congress to withhold $244 million in dues owed to the United Nations only builds upon the growing global perception of U.S. arrogance.

Closing the Latin American Air-Bridge: A Disturbing History

The supposedly successful closure of the “air bridge” hasn’t therefore meant the end of the joint U.S./Peruvian “surveillance” program, but rather increased the area where “interdiction” must occur.

Alternative Development Won’t End Colombia’s War

Even if the U.S. and Colombian governments were to take alternative development seriously, there are staggering obstacles to overcome.

Coming of Age in Colombia: “No Podemos Perder La Esperanza”

It is time to say ” ya no más” and to join together to build a genuine movement for peace.

End U.S. Support for Egyptian Repression

he United States cannot hope to promote democracy around the world as long as its supports repressive rule in Egypt or anywhere else.

Walter Kansteiner: Assistant Secretary of State for Africa

The nomination of someone as unsuitable as Kansteiner deserves greater scrutiny and public opposition.

The Key West Conference on Nagorno-Karabakh: Preparing Peace In the South Caucasus?

The upcoming meeting in Key West is part of a continuing attempt to settle the conflict between the two countries over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Otto Reich’s Dirty Laundry

Bush’s Controversial Appointment Otto Juan Reich

Assessing New U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan

Excessive arms sales to Taiwan might jeopardize this favorable trend.

UN Veto Reveals Bush Administration’s Contempt for Human Rights

It will be very difficult for the United States to speak out against human rights abuses as long as it protects its allies from international criticism or scrutiny.