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.
We Need to Cut the Military Budget, But Don’t Trust the Far Right to Do It
There’s an urgent need to stop funding wars and human rights abuses abroad and to free up funding for human needs at home. The Freedom Caucus can’t be counted on for either.
Spying vs. Spying
The United States and China should be putting their surveillance capabilities to better use.
20 Years Ago, the World Said No to War
A look back at the history-making mobilization against the Iraq War that turned ordinary people into a “second superpower” — one we badly need today.
Battling a Mining Goliath on Two Continents
Environmental activists have made some important strides in confronting the Australian mining company Lynas.
From a Militarized to a Decarbonized Economy: A Case for Conversion
In a new analysis for Costs of War, IPS Associate Fellow Miriam Pemberton lays out a case for a transition from a militarized to a decarbonized economy.
Maybe the World Isn’t Falling Apart
There are several reasons to be optimistic, from repairing the ozone layer to combating COVID.
Israel’s Strange Ambivalence on Ukraine
So much for conspiracy theories about Jews controlling the world. We can’t even get together to control the outcome of the war in Ukraine.
Is Mining Money Behind the Arrest of Salvadoran Water Defenders?
The five detainees include leaders of the campaign that won the world’s first metals mining ban in 2017 — a ban the cash-strapped government may be moving to overturn.
Open Letter: Protect Honduras’s Endangered Environmental Activists
IPS joins an international coalition condemning the assassination of environmental leaders in Honduras.
251 Organizations from 29 countries call on Salvadoran government to drop the charges against leading Water Defenders arrested on January 11
Organizaciones internacionales piden al gobierno salvadoreño que retire los cargos contra Defensores del Agua detenidos el 11 de enero [TEXTO EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO]