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

Does a Presidential Candidate Who Thinks Billionaires Can Be ‘Deserving’ Deserve To Be President?

A clear majority of candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination seem to have no problem with the presence of grand private fortunes.

$750 Billion National Defense Authorization Act Steamrolls Ahead

And the Senate is going along for the ride, against the better advice of a coalition including NPP.

Did the First Democratic Debate Ask the Right Questions?

Twenty candidates were questioned at the first Democratic debate. Here’s what they didn’t say, but should have.

World Drug Day and the Movement to Legalize Marijuana

On World Drug Day, Sanho Tree discusses marijuana legalization around the world and how countries are confronting drug abuse and trafficking.

Refusing to Fund Our Own Destruction

From the White House to Ohio, too many politicians care more about protecting toxic industries than protecting their constituents.

Taxing the Rich Starts With Knowing Who They Are

Taxing the rich won’t be effective unless we deploy a variety of policy approaches. After all, the richest among us are often experts at dodging taxes.

On Iran, It’s Trump vs. Trump

Trump is the only one who can talk himself out of war with Iran.

The Pentagon’s Climate Impact Is a Threat to Our Planet

The U.S. military is a driving force behind climate change. Congress needs to cut military spending in half and use that money to build a green future.

2020 Candidates on Poverty, Climate, and Military Spending

2020 candidates were asked about their plans to address poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological devastation. Here’s what they said.

Gloria Vanderbilt, Taxes, and Grand Fortune

The Vanderbilts, once America’s richest family, have become a handy punching bag for the guardians of our new Gilded Age.