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. has spent over $21 trillion on wars, the military, and the national security state since 9/11. That money should have been used for health care, climate, jobs, and education.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee in conversation with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, as well as the Institute for Policy Studies’ Tope Folarin, the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Diane Randall, and Win Without War’s Stephen Miles.
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.
The 9/11 attacks were a surprise. The response wasn’t.
Julian Aguon’s ‘The Properties of Perpetual Light’ is a thoughtful meditation on how, to understand problems at the center of a colonial society, we have to look at the margins.
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.
The 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.”
America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.