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

Dangerous U.S. Bombing of Syria Worsens Regional Instability and Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal

Regardless of who is giving orders to U.S. bombers, we know that deploying U.S. troops, drones, and warplanes across the region does not provide safety or security for anyone.

Financial Reserves and the Racial Wealth Gap

Black and Latinx households have less to fall back on when the times get tough.

The Elections in El Salvador Could Make or Break Biden’s Central America Policy

President Nayib Bukele has been acting more and more like an authoritarian.

Average Americans Pay Tax on Over Half Their Wealth. Shouldn’t Rich Americans?

Our current national confusion over wealth taxes serves only the wealthy.

The Claudius Presidency

After four years of an American Caligula, will Joe Biden bring the United States back into the international community?

Returning to the Paris Agreement Is Just the Beginning

The U.S. is officially back in the Paris Climate Agreement. But Biden must do much, much more than restore the status quo under Obama.

Small Towns And Rural Communities Need Transit, Too

Millions of rural Americans don’t have a car. With the pandemic battering transit agencies, they’re being totally isolated.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Grows $1.3 trillion Since Mid-March 2020

The 664 richest Americans are now worth a collective $4.2 trillion, up 44 percent since COVID shutdowns began in March 2020.

Danny Glover: Why I’m in Alabama with Amazon Workers

The Hollywood actor is mobilizing support for warehouse workers who are making their mark on the long history of southern organizing.

Law Enforcement’s Dangerous Double Standards on Protest

We’re getting an up-close look at how law enforcement treats left and right protests differently. But the solution is protecting protest, not supercharging law enforcement.