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

America 2018: Even More Gilded Than America 1918

Wealth is more concentrated now than it was in John D. Rockefeller’s day.

Phyllis Bennis on What We Can Expect From Trump-led Security Council Meeting

Phyllis Bennis discusses the Trump-led UN Security Council meeting, the impact advisors Pompeo and Bolton are having on U.S. Foreign Policy, and conflict in Palestine. 

Trump’s ‘Dissociation from Reality’ at UN

When addressing the UN General Assembly, president Trump painted Saudi Arabia and the UAE as “good neighbors” trying to help end a destructive civil war in Yemen. And that wasn’t even the biggest lie in his speech.

Boston’s Luxury Housing Boom Is Expanding The City’s Racial and Class Divides

Secretly owned — and often uninhabited — luxury condos are driving up rents for all Bostonians. What can the city do?

As Authoritarians Band Together, We Need a Global Opposition Movement

From Trump to Putin, Netanyahu to Duterte, and around the world, democratic rights are under attack.

Here’s What We Could Have If We Slashed the Military Budget

The US military budget sucks up an enormous amount of resources without making the world more peaceful or democratic. Here are a few ways we could better spend that $717 billion.

Trump Tax Plan 2.0 Cements the Worst Economic Policy in a Generation

House Republicans are doubling down on reforms that awarded tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy.

The ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Letting the Rich Get Richer

Our politics needs to face up to inequality’s deep-set impact on all of us as individuals.

The U.S. Isn’t Just Backing the Yemen War—It’s Helping Trap Those Forced to Flee

How the United States is helping Oman militarize its border with Yemen.

Nike Says ‘Believe in Something.’ Can It Sacrifice Something, Too?

The company has made millions off Colin Kaepernick’s message. That money should go right back to the cause that message supports.