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 EU Survive the Coronavirus?

Hungary’s authoritarianism, Portugal’s generosity, Italy’s call for solidarity, Germany’s tightfistedness: European responses to the crisis are varied.

Trump: Postal Workers Don’t Deserve a Financial Lifeline

The president is dismissing dire warnings of an imminent USPS collapse, falsely claiming that postal financial woes are self-inflicted.

We Need Newspapers More Than Ever, and They Need a Stimulus

“Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And buy a subscription to your local newspaper.”

Cruel Immigration Policies Make the Pandemic Worse

Warehousing people in unsanitary conditions and then deporting them to poor countries is a recipe for contagion.

A Thank You to Martin Khor, Champion of Global Equity

Malaysian economist Martin Khor was one of the world’s leading advocates of policies to reduce economic disparities within and between nations.

A Trillion in Prevention

For working people, our economy was never as strong as it seemed. The trillions we invest in recovering from the coronavirus must change that.

Millions Left Jobless By Coronavirus Get Extra $600 a Week

The wealthy argue safety net programs create an incentive for folks to stop working. They’re wrong, but especially so during pandemics like the coronavirus.

Webinar: Security, Racism and Solidarity in the Time of Global Pandemics

Khury Petersen-Smith and Rebecca Vilkomerson discuss racism and security, and how the coronavirus pandemic gives us an opportunity to redefine security.

We Need a Coronavirus Truce

International cooperation needs to take priority right now, and countries must stop their wars against one another and against their own populations.

Bailing Out the Rich — Again

In a deeply unequal America, our democracy clearly has a problem legislating emergency relief without further enriching the already rich.