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

A Five-Alarm Emergency for Democracy

The GOP’s voter suppression laws are working. They need to be stopped before more states adopt them.

China’s Evolving Energy Policies in Africa

China is both reducing and altering the nature of its investments in African energy projects.

Uprising for Black Lives Drove Cancellation of Joint U.S.-Israeli Police Trainings

Ending police exchanges will help build a world where our ties are of solidarity and common pursuits for justice.

South Korea’s New Foreign Policy of One Yes and Two Nos

The victory of conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol in South Korea’s recent presidential election will push the country deeper into the U.S. embrace.

Biden Budget Takes a Step Toward Corralling Out-Of-Control CEO Pay

Administration proposal would restrict insider trades, and impose a tax on stock buybacks that largely benefit the fat cats.

Our Skyrocketing Military Spending Helps Pentagon Contractors—Not Ukraine

Less than one percent of the Pentagon’s new $782 billion budget is marked for Kyiv. About 50 times as much will go to for-profit corporations.

Who’s Enabling Putin’s Enablers?

If global oligarchy ‘business as usual ’ survives the Ukraine war, the rest of us will end up big losers.

As Climate Change Worsens, the United States Under-Delivers on Finance Promises to Hardest Hit Countries

Redirecting even a modest 10 percent of the military budget to meet urgent climate finance needs would go a long way toward paying our fair share. 

Say No to a ‘No-Fly Zone’ in Ukraine

Rather than cheering for a potentially catastrophic escalation, there are other options for the United States to help the Ukrainian people.

Time to Move the Money: Independent Research on Donor-Advised Funds

Charitable giving has become a taxpayer-subsidized extension of private power and influence for the wealthiest people in the country. It’s time to fix that.