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.
The U.S. Unveils Its New Bomber, But the Real Future is Next Door
The future of manufacturing lies in building infrastructure that runs on clean energy and transport, not weapons development.
Changing My Mind on Ukraine
Bosnia did not get the support it needed 30 years ago to defend itself. Today it is barely a state, and that’s the fate that Ukraine needs to avoid.
The Greenwashing Scam Behind COP27’s Flop
This year’s UN climate conference offered some reason to celebrate. But the growing clout of the “carbon capture” industry is hindering urgent efforts to clamp down on fossil fuels.
From the National Priorities Project at IPS: The Pentagon has failed yet another audit, and yet Congress is preparing to give them $847 billion
Other major government agencies have long since passed audits. But the Pentagon is so big and disjointed, no one knows where its money goes.
What Climate Debt Does the North Owe the South?
Richer countries haven’t met their $100 billion promise to help poorer countries move beyond fossil fuels. Where’s the money going to come from?
Colombia’s First Leftist President Charts a New Path on Venzuela
Gustavo Petro has rejected the failed “diplomatic siege” of his predecessors. But he also wants to see a more democratic Venezuela.
Ukraine’s Edge Over Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has so far failed to weaken U.S. and European support for Ukraine. Meanwhile, despite punishing Russian air strikes, Ukraine is successfully ejecting the invading army.
It’s Time for a Ceasefire in Ukraine
A ceasefire in Ukraine has been needed since day one—and it’s more urgent now than ever.
Jobs and Saudi arms sales: The real story
For too long our foreign policy has been under the thumb of the Saudis’ oil and their wars. Getting out from under will require putting inflated claims about jobs and arms sales in their place.
Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now on Ukraine
Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, spoke on Democracy Now! on October 27, 2022 about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the human cost of the war, and what it means to urge diplomacy in this moment. Phyllis has been urging the need for...