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

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.

How Much in ‘Inequality Tax’ Are You Paying?

The hidden burden America’s top-heavy distribution of income and wealth places on people of modest means.

Student Athletes Are Workers — They Should Get Paid

California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, allowing NCAA athletes to profit off their name and likeness, marks the beginning of a new era in collegiate sports.

US Inequality Reaching Record Highs

Sam Pizzigati discusses growing economic inequality in the US, how to employ taxation to close the gap, and the importance of unions and worker power.

The Racial Wealth Divide Hurts the Entire Middle Class

By bridging the racial wealth divide, we can reduce the economic inequality that’s holding down our entire country.

The NBA’s China Fiasco Shows What Businesses Value

Companies willingly censor or condemn free speech to retain market share in authoritarian countries. Just ask NBA General Manager Daryl Morey.

The Art of the Back-Pedal

From the US to the UK to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.

Financing Medicare for All Isn’t All That Complicated

Paying for Medicare for All without raising taxes is possible if we commit to slashing military spending and Pentagon waste.