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

What Medicare for All Would Have Meant a Decade Ago

Imagine if the next generation of Americans experienced healthcare as a human right, and quality of care wasn’t determined by wealth or income.

Mobilizing Muslim Resistance to the Saudi War in Yemen

Yemeni Americans organizing against the war hope more Muslim organizations will use their platforms to end to the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

Can Inequality Be Hardwired into Our DNA?

We need more than a moratorium on making inheritable edits in our genetic code. We need a moratorium on people getting rich off of editing our genes.

The GOP’s Sinister New Nationalism

The party’s assault on “globalists” and “cosmopolitans” pushes against internationalism when it’s needed most.

What ‘Abolish Ice’ Really Means

It’s about asking whether we need an immigration system that terrorizes the least dangerous people in this country.

Trump’s Cuts to Food Stamps Are Indefensible, Economically and Morally

The SNAP program reduces poverty better than anything else, with very little fraud.

Celebrate American Excellence — With Equal Pay

In soccer and in everything else, we need to pay America’s millions of underpaid women what they’re worth.

House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby

The defense of Palestinian rights has become more acceptable and accusations of anti-Semitism have become more sparing in the mainstream media, despite the House’s recent resolution against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

How to Decide the Fate of the Planet

Is China or the Green New Deal the Answer to Climate Change?

The Mad Military Money Machine

The military industrial complex is costly and inefficient. It’s time to cut the defense budget and end its wasteful practices.