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

Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Leaders for Western Professors

Phyllis Bennis joins Al Jazeera to discuss Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s agreeing to a prisoner exchange with Taliban leadership.

Are the Rich Secretly Hoarding Their Wealth in Seattle’s Luxury Condos?

According to a new study, nearly half of the units in one downtown building were owned by anonymous entities.

Michael Bloomberg Bought Gracie Mansion. Could He Buy the White House?

With personal fortunes worth dozens of billions, modern American deep pockets can afford one of just about everything.

The Link Between US Militarism and the Climate Crisis

Phyllis Bennis joins Fire Drill Fridays to draw attention to the intricate connection between war, militarism, and the climate emergency.

We Need a Surtax on Multimillionaires’ Income

Here’s the simplest way to collect more revenue from the richest 0.2 percent of Americans.

Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

When it comes to Ukraine, Trump has been manipulated as deftly as a mindless marionette. It’s going to cost him.

War and the Military: A Teach-In

Phyllis Bennis joins Fire Drill Fridays for to discuss the interconnectedness of war, the military, and climate change.

Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is On The Defensive.

But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles heel.

Republicans, Not Russians, Threaten Our Elections

When turnout climbs, Republicans lose. No wonder they’re closing polling places and purging voters all over the country.

If Money Is Tight, Climate Change Is Your Issue

40 percent of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency — and more emergencies are coming.