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

Whose Coups?

Donald Trump says that impeachment is actually a coup. It’s one more example of his attack on the rule of law.

The Intersection of Climate Change and Security

How the U.S. could seize the initiative on arms control and link it to a global rethinking of security in light of climate change.

We Need a Progressive Alternative on Trade — and NAFTA 2.0 Isn’t It

Twenty years after Seattle, we are still working towards a progressive trade agenda that protects people and planet.

Economic Inequality Has Gone Bananas

While duct-taped bananas are selling for over $100,000, the Trump administration is slashing SNAP benefits for 700,000 Americans.

Dear Countries at the Madrid Climate Talks, We’re a Rogue Superpower. Sanction Us, Please.

Responsible world governments could publicly shame the US government for its climate policies, with sanctions to follow if we don’t step up our game.

Most Americans Support Phasing Out Fossil Fuels. Isn’t That Worth a Headline?

The Washington Post downplayed the most hopeful findings of their own poll on climate action, so we highlighted those findings for them.

Trump’s Attack on the Law Is Global

Following the same script as other far right leaders around the world, Trump is launching an assault on his greatest adversary—the court system.

A Holiday Comeback for Toys ‘R’ Us?

Retail workers are organizing to make sure private equity firms can’t make money by putting people out of work.

Trump’s New SNAP Cuts Amount to War on the Poor

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to cut SNAP benefits that could drive millions further into poverty.

Soldiers Who Fight War

A new book refutes a central myth about the Vietnam War.