Peace and Foreign Policy
To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. IPS believes that a just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy over military intervention.
‘Justice, Not Vengeance’: Read Our 2001 Statement on the 9/11 Attacks
In the days after 9/11, IPS convened scores of allies to express our grief — and to speak out against the rush to war.
Biden Defends Ending “Forever War” in Afghanistan and Criticizes Using War as Tool for Nation-Building
Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the latest news on Afghanistan, including Biden’s speech about ending the war there, and where the U.S. military will turn its attention next.
State of Insecurity
The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11
$21 Trillion over 20 Years: Breaking New Report Analyzes the Full Cost of Militarization Since 9/11
“Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars. It has cost the lives of civilians and troops lost in war, and the lives ended or torn apart by our brutal and punitive immigration, policing and mass incarceration systems.”
Saving Democracy by Destroying It
America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.
It’s Time to Reassess Our Relationship With Israel
Biden can’t say he’s putting human rights first and then welcome a prime minister who boasts about war crimes to the White House.
America’s Merchants of Death Then — and Now
More Afghan-like tragedies will be inevitable until we squeeze the personal profit out of prepping for war.
We’ve Spent Billions on War. Now, Let’s Spend to Bring Afghans to Safety.
The U.S. needs to focus on bringing as many Afghans as possible to safety as refugees.
Biden Is Right to End the War in Afghanistan
Now our obligation is to those Afghans living with the consequences of our four decades of intervention.
Does the Future Belong to the Taliban?
Afghanistan is not the only place at risk of takeover by extremists.