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

Will the U.S. Stoke War in Ukraine While the World Burns?

While the U.S. sends quick weapons shipments and maneuvers troops, other urgent problems go unsolved.

The Ukraine Crisis Is an Opportunity to Reshape U.S.-Russia Diplomacy

In the past, crises with Russia have led to landmark agreements. The Biden administration should take that opportunity today.

How the U.S. Transportation System Fuels Inequality

Transportation policies prioritizing private vehicle use leave the poor and people of color behind.

Government Contracting: The Next Big Battleground for a More Equal America?

Our tax dollars don’t have to be feeding executive-suite greed and grasping.

Biden at One

The Biden administration’s first year was a major course correction after Trump. But U.S. foreign policy needs transformation, not restoration.

The Filibuster Is Busted. Time to Scrap It.

Letting small minorities of senators block things most Americans support delivers obstruction, not bipartisanship.

Billionaire Wealth Is Spiraling out of Control

Omar Ocampo joins Harrison’s Reality Check to discuss a modest annual tax on the world’s richest, and what we could accomplish with that revenue.

From the Climate Crisis to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Our Militarized Budget Fuels Injustice

Changing our budget priorities is key to repairing these harms.

Invest in Climate Solutions Now or Pay the Price for Inaction Later

We will pay for climate change one way or the another. We can invest in a reparative, life-affirming future now, or we can pay the growing costs of inaction.

Two Sides, Same Coin: Suppressing Votes, Cutting Rich People’s Taxes

State lawmakers are moving hard and fast to keep their wealthy backers wealthy.