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 Should Americans Care About NATO/US In Africa?

The anti-war movement rightfully focuses on the expansion of US military action around the world, but militarism also impacts poor and Black communities in the U.S. as well.

Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition

Netfa Freeman and Vanessa Beck discuss global militarism and what it means for black people domestically and abroad.

The Dictator and the Nihilist

Perhaps the departure of Bashir and Assange will signal a new wave of accountability that will eventually reach the shores of the United States in time to drain the swamp in 2020.

A Revolutionary Idea to Close the Racial Wealth Divide

“Baby bond” accounts for all American kids would bridge the racial wealth gap while providing security to Americans of every color.

Unpacking Netanyahu’s Reelection: Future Implications

U.S. policy and what’s next with the U.S.-Israel relations

Progressive Leaders Unite to Denounce Trump’s Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar

We—the undersigned—stand in solidarity with Representative Ilhan Omar and firmly against the rise of Islamophobic attacks and attempts to divide us as a people.

10 Practical Steps to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap

Gross inequalities were created by public policies, and can by fixed by them as well.

Patriotic Millionaires Have Simple Message: Tax the Rich

Activists, academics, and elected officials gathered in Washington to explain why and how we should raise taxes on the wealthy.

Trump’s Embrace of Netanyahu Will Haunt the Middle East for Years

The flurry of favors the president did for Bibi could constrain U.S. policy — and hurt people in the region — for years to come.

Labor Unions Must Lead a Just Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy

Some labor leaders have already scorched proposals like the Green New Deal even as affected sectors continue to lose jobs.