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

How US Sanctions Have Impacted Iran’s Economy

Economic sanctions are not an alternative to war. They are an act of war, and they are devastating Iranian civilians.

As We Work to Prevent War With Iran, It’s Time to End All Our Wars

The military budget for 2021 must involve a tougher negotiation that results in real changes to Pentagon and presidential war powers.

We Can’t Afford Another War

The United States spent over 800 billion dollars on the war in Iraq, while social services and infrastructure crumbled at home.

We Need a Strong Anti-War Movement—Yesterday

As we spiral toward a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran, it’s worth reflecting on the failures to rein in U.S. aggression along the way.

The Endless War with Iran

The current crisis might be averted, but the longer U.S. war with Iran continues.

Are We at the Brink of War?

A deep into the growing crisis following the U.S. assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the third most powerful Iranian leader.

Assassination of Top Iranian General Could Provoke Disastrous Regional War

Understanding Trump’s decision to assassinate Soleimani, what retaliation from Iran might look like, and how it got to this point.

Soleimani’s Assassination Violates International Law and Puts Peace Further Out of Reach

Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.

Threat of War Inflates Stock Holdings of Military Contractor CEOs

As long as the top executives of our privatized war economy can reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran, or anywhere, will persist.

The Assassination of Suleimani Escalates the Threat of War

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal nearly two years ago started the US down this path with Iran.