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

Get the Federal Government out of Washington

Relocating federal agencies to the heartland would create jobs, revitalize cities, and put government more in touch with the people.

Stop Wasting Money on the Pentagon

Military leaders literally don’t know what they’re doing with our money, but they want more. People on the left and right have had enough.

John Bolton Says He Wants to Protect Africa from ‘Predatory’ Chinese Behavior. What About Washington’s?

Chinese investment may come with strings attached, but Africa deserves an alternative to U.S.-led neoliberalism and militarization.

Despite Trump’s Tweets, the U.S. Military Role in Syria Is Not Actually Ending

Trump’s announcement contradicts statements made by senior officials in his administration. While they sort out their differences, U.S. warplanes and drones will continue to devastate Syria.

Will the Government Shut Down Over Trump’s $5 Billion Border Wall?

Congress has been working to pass legislation funding the federal government for months. If they don’t reach a deal by midnight Friday, one-quarter of the government will shut down.

Paul Ryan Was a Villain and No One Will Miss Him

The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children.

Innovation Used to Benefit Workers. Can It Again?

Machines can make jobs better, but a tiny class of bosses uses them to make jobs disappear. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Postal Worker’s Christmas

My grandfather was part of a long tradition of postal workers who sacrificed Christmas Eve with their families to deliver holiday packages.

Paul Ryan’s Legacy Only About the Wealthy

When he wasn’t masquerading as an advocate for poor people, he was slashing their social programs to give tax breaks to the rich.

Are You Ready for an Epoch Fail?

Globalists Really Are Ruining Your Life