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

Why the Trump-Modi Friendship Is So Dangerous

India is tilting toward fascism with U.S. backing. That’s not just dangerous for Indians — Americans should beware, too.

Ending the Myth That Trump Is Ending the Wars

Trump has sent more new troops to the Middle East than he’s bringing home from Afghanistan.

Remember Trump’s Choices: War, Walls, and Wall Street

There are few clearer ways to see an administration’s choices than its budget. Here’s what we found in the president’s.

Billionaires: A Visual Explainer

An illustrated look at a system allowing billionaire wealth to balloon, all at the expense of everything else we care about.

California Seniors Protest Eviction with ‘Walker Brigade’

‘If I have to move I’m going to lose my friends, my house, my doctor, my neighborhood. Everything.’

Why Do Cars Kill More People in Unequal Nations?

The dynamics of inequality have left our highways and byways more dangerous.

Facing a Global Coronavirus Pandemic, Trump Keeps Militarizing America

As fears of a coronavirus pandemic grow, the exact agencies best suited to protect Americans from disease outbreaks are starving for funds.

When It Comes to Sustainability, Amazon Delivers… Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Amazon profits from helping oil and gas companies destroy the planet more frugally. Jeff Bezos’ $10 billion climate fund must be viewed in this context.

To Reduce Inequality in the Election Process, All States Should Allow Voting At Home

Letting people fill out ballots at their kitchen table and pop them in the mail reduces economic barriers to participation for low-income Americans.

Student Debt Relief Is Good Politics — and Good Policy

Investing in student debt relief would have a democratizing effect for young people and median earners, while also boosting the economy.