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

Rethinking Sudan

The conflict in Sudan is considerably more complicated than the simple north-south, Muslim vs. Christian, Arab vs. African duality many of those now lobbying the administration present.

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.

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.

Democrats Grill Bush State Department Official from the Right

There is little chance for changing Bush policy on the Middle East with the Democrats outflanking the administration on the right.

Death Squad Democrats

Israeli forces murder political dissidents

Bonn and Genoa: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Movements

Genoa and Bonn, taken together, portray the Janus face of globalization.

Making a Statement in Durban

The U.S. will not escape the consequences of racism and colonialism no matter what course the government chooses.