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

US to Bolster Saudi Defense with Troops, Weapons

Phyllis Bennis discusses the U.S. plan to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities and to arm Saudi Arabia with more weapons.

Concentrated Wealth and the Rise of the Limitarian

Letting small slivers of a population amass as much wealth as they can grab might not be such a hot idea after all.

Israel’s Occupation Is the Problem, Not Its Leader

No matter the victor in Israel’s parliamentary election, policies oppressing the Palestinian people are likely to continue.

No One Should Have to Bargain for Health Care

As the GM strike shows, employers use their workers’ health as a bargaining chip. Medicare for All would end that.

The Case for Impeaching Trump Goes Way Beyond Ukraine

Democrats need to take Trump’s crimes against people and the planet as seriously as those against Joe Biden.

For Trump, Regime Change Begins at Home

Trump has been enlisting foreign leaders in his fight against the U.S. state. Is impeachment a moral necessity or political trap?

People and Planet Over Profit at the Youth Climate Strikes

Millions of young people around the world join global strike to demand climate action ahead of United Nations Climate Summit.

We Have The Money For A Green New Deal. We Just Waste It On Useless Wars.

For just over 10 percent of a single year’s military spending, we could build enough green electricity for every household in the country.

Just 11 percent of the Military Budget Could Fund Renewable Energy for Every US Home

Youth are demanding a Green New Deal and a sustainable economy. We can start by drastically reducing military spending and shifting defense funds toward renewable energy.

The Collapse of the East Asian Order

With Japan and South Korea in the middle of a feud, East Asia is on the verge of a serious unraveling.