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.
COVID Shrank the Global Economy, but U.S. Military Spending is Still More Than the Next 11 Countries Combined
The U.S. accounts for 39 percent of global military spending. That’s more than the next eleven countries combined.
An increase in the military budget won’t make us safer or more prosperous.
Can Afghanistan’s mineral wealth finance a transition to a carbon-neutral future?
Biden’s recent Pentagon budget proposal would increase Pentagon and war spending from $740 billion in FY2021 to $753 billion in FY2022.
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter helped right-wing populists take power. Can they now help rein them in?
Ending the war will take more than bringing home the troops, but it’s a start.
Biden’s American Jobs Plan calls for $2.3 trillion in federal spending over eight years. That’s a lot, but much less than we spend on our military.
We must shift government resources away from what causes harm, and reinvest it in what can really keep our communities safe.
The Biden administration lifted sanctions against the International Criminal Court. It’s not enough.
The factors that drive displacement are often complex, but welcoming refugees isn’t.