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

Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is On The Defensive.

But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles heel.

Republicans, Not Russians, Threaten Our Elections

When turnout climbs, Republicans lose. No wonder they’re closing polling places and purging voters all over the country.

If Money Is Tight, Climate Change Is Your Issue

40 percent of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency — and more emergencies are coming.

Cutting Military Spending and the ‘How Will You Pay For It’ Mythos

Cutting military spending would allow policymakers to prioritize programs like Medicare for all that improve the lives of average Americans. Here’s how we get there.

It’s time for a Conquest Against CEO Pay

In 2018, fifty publicly traded U.S. corporations paid their CEOs more than 1,000 times what they paid their median workers.

Inequality and the Iron Law of Decaying Public Services

The fires ravaging California offer yet another reason to fear our grand economic divides.

Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here’s How to Get It Back.

His claims about wanting to “end endless US wars” are lies—but they’re effective, because the massive anti-war movement that we need is missing in action.

The Islamic State and Donald Trump’s Delusion

Despite al-Baghdadi’s death, Trump is creating the conditions groups like ISIS thrive in.

US Abandons Kurds Again

Trump’s decision to withdraw troops has resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilians being displaced by clashes between the Turkish military and Kurds.

Teenagers Are Changing The World. Let Them Vote.

Young activists are leading global struggles over climate change and civil rights. They deserve to have a say in who runs their government.