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

India and the Future of the Planet

India’s economic and energy production model is not a threat to the world, but it is a threat to India itself, particularly its most marginalized people.

How Did Flying Cars Become the Next Big Thing?

Another reminder that plutocracies can indeed solve problems — for plutocrats.

Respond to Putin’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine With Diplomacy, Not War

There’s no “national interest” worth risking nuclear conflict. But urgent diplomacy and humanitarian aid — and Russia’s own antiwar movement — could stop the suffering.

What Can Biden Say About the Economic State of Our Union?

Strong jobs numbers are not enough. The president should keep pushing a bold legislative agenda while deploying every executive tool at his disposal to achieve a more equitable economy.

A Sea of Trouble: Seabed Mining and International Arbitration in Mexico

The Gulf of Ulloa off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico teems with marine life, from gray whales to lobster. Its seafloor is also rich in phosphate, a key […]

Nearly Two-Thirds of Jefferson County, Alabama Residents Support a Union at Amazon

A new survey commissioned by the Institute for Policy Studies shows the extent of local support for unionization efforts at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse.

Putin’s Cold, Cold Strategy

Russia’s aim is to create a frozen conflict in Ukraine, but time is not on Putin’s side.

Building a Post-Extractivist Future for Latin America

The region faces a choice between top-down “green growth” and bottom-up efforts to transform economies.

In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key

Does the ongoing campaign to unionize the Amazon warehouse, where 85 percent of the workers are Black, portend a return to large-scale campaigns in the region?

Israel Is Committing the Crime of Apartheid. What Should We Do About It?

The international movement for Palestinian rights laid the ground for declarations by Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. We must follow up.