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 Real Danger of Israel’s New Government

Some in Washington may be so glad to be rid of Netanyahu that they’ll welcome his even more hardline successor.

The Institute for Policy Studies Welcomes New Staff Union

Staff members will be represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild of the Communications Workers of America. Card check conducted on June 11.

Building the World Back Better?

Instead of consigning China to the doghouse, why not create one big Green reconstruction team?

REPORT: Silver Spoon Oligarchs

How America’s 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality

The rich got richer while millions lost their livelihoods. It’s time for a wealth tax

The rich got richer while millions lost their livelihoods. It’s time for a wealth tax.

Bracing for a Surge of Trumpism in the Twilight of the Pandemic

More infectious strains of Trumpism are emerging for which we haven’t yet developed a vaccine.

Killing to Show That Killing Is Wrong

As Arizona’s push to revive Nazi-era gas executions shows, the death penalty is barbaric.

To End Poverty in the United States, End Militarism

Congress rarely links poverty to militarism, but that’s about to change.

The Pitfalls of U.S.-South Korean Economic Cooperation

Seoul and Washington should be working together to bring China on board for the kind of economic transformation that the planet so desperately needs.

In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People

As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.