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

Bush’s Foreign Policy in Latin America: Colombia and U.S. Drug Policy

While Latin America may be off the maps of key political pundits, the Bush administration faces immediate and extremely important policy challenges that will shape U.S.-Latin American relations over the course of President Bush’s tenure in the White House

Africa: Off the Agenda?

Will Africa be “off the agenda” of a Bush administration?

The Unanticipated Consequences of Policy Blindness: Why Even Belarus Matters

A dangerous blind spot in the incoming administration’s view of Russian affairs is its inadequate understanding of the significance of the newly independent states.

Latin American Policy and the Bush Administration

George W. Bush’s decision to make his first overseas trip to Mexico, in mid-February, has generated a great deal of speculation about what this could possibly mean for changes in U.S. policy toward Latin America over the next four years.

Bush Administration Should Reevaluate Failed Clinton Policies in Middle East

The new administration must look critically at how we define security.

Military Spending: Threats and Priorities

The Bush administration has made many of its major priorities clear through the selection of the president’s foreign policy advisers.

Winning One for the Gipper: Donald Rumsfeld and the Return of the Star Wars Lobby

Deja Vu All Over Again: Worshiping the Wrong Ronald Reagan

Bush and the Trade Agenda

Bush’s stated top priority on trade is to guide new language through the U.S. Congress to grant the administration authority to negotiate new trade agreements with other nations under the so-called “fast track” rules under which Congress simply votes “yes

Top 200: The Rise of Corporate Global Power

As citizen movements the world over launch activities to counter aspects of economic globalization, the growing power of private corporations is becoming a central issue.

Fire, Earth, and Water

An assessment of the environmental, safety and health Impacts of the Cerro Grande Fire on Los Alamos National Laboratory,