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

Congress Approved $778 Billion for the Pentagon. That Means We Can Afford Build Back Better.

Some senators say Biden’s social and climate bill costs too much, but comparing it to the military spending plan they just passed suggests otherwise.

A Few Magnificent Things That Happened in 2021

Feeling bleak? Well, 2021 wasn’t all bad — here are a few astounding things ordinary people won at home and abroad.

Three Reasons to Be Hopeful About 2022

The year to come could still see big changes for the better. Here’s how.

Democratic Progress in Honduras, Setbacks in El Salvador

The last decade saw democratization in El Salvador and brutal repression in Honduras. Suddenly, those trends appear to have reversed.

A $778 Billion Pentagon Budget is Our Lump of Coal

Congress just passed a $778 billion military budget, and failed to pass the Build Back Better plan that costs less than a quarter of that annually.

Russian Green Deal: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Russia is a leading carbon emitter and exporter. But change is afoot inside the country.

Tornados Can Kill. So Can Amazon’s Business Model.

How long will we tolerate the corporate executive ‘risk taking’ that puts only workers at real risk?

‘An Endlessly Increasing Pentagon Budget’

The end of the war in Afghanistan resulted not in a budget decrease, but more increases. Then Congress cut Build Back Better in half.

The Year in Inequality in 10 Charts

Our economic and racial divides grew even wider in 2021, but there are signs of hope for a more equitable future.

War With Russia?

Here’s what Washington, Moscow, and Kyiv can do to avoid the next world war.