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

If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed, We Need to Mobilize Like Never Before

His record indicates that he would stonewall movements against poverty, militarism, and racism for a generation.

Report: Pay, Professionalism, and Respect

Black Domestic Workers Continue the Call for Standards in the Care Industry

Nostalgia for NAFTA? Our Wealthy Will Have Plenty

Over the last quarter-century, new data from Forbes makes clear, NAFTA has helped create an incredibly rich people-friendly economic order.

Trump, Kavanaugh and the Myth of Self-Made Success

The United States is not yet a country with a hereditary aristocracy of wealth and power, but unless we address the persistent inequalities around us, we are drifting in that direction.

What Amazon Adds To The Fight For $15

Amazon will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all U.S. employees. Will other’s follow suit?

Do Bullies Always Win?

Trump’s bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Trump and the Dynasty Defense Industry

The president wouldn’t have his billions without the professionalized wealth protection racket.

North Korea: Nukes vs. War?

Is denuclearization of North Korea part of the solution — or part of the problem?

10th Anniversary of United States Africa Command

From the destabilization of the African continent to the militarization of local police, parallels between AFRICOM and the repression of Blacks in America are evident.

Activists Demand Accountability from Kavanaugh

People around the country are demanding accountability from members of an elite class who have long lived by their own set of rules.