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 next president can’t just clean up Trump’s mess. They’ll have to prevent a resurgence of Trumpism — and learn from Obama’s mistakes.
The U.S.-brokered pact makes no pretense of peace for Palestinians. Instead, it sharpens a regional coalition against Iran.
The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world — until they botched it.
Until we address the Pentagon’s revolving door, private corporate interests are always going to be put ahead of public well-being and care.
Trump shrugged at 150,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths. Who’s to say he’s above starting a fight with China or Iran?
Military recruiters deliberately exploit the financial and social insecurities of teenagers to enlist more soldiers.
Federal forces deployed in American cities is indeed cause for alarm. But we should also ask what these agents have been doing at the border and beyond.
It’s past time to eliminate nuclear weapons, for good.
Too many Americans belong to the cult of selfish individualism. In the COVID era, this has become a death cult.
Police departments are over-militarized at the local level, too. Ending the 1033 program is one way to change that.