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.
Trump’s economic war on China comes in the shadow of an even deadlier military escalation. And it may not stop after November, no matter who wins the election.
From Venezuela to Iran, Washington’s illegal and inhumane economic sanctions are putting millions of lives at risk.
While the U.S. has pumped trillions into a world-leading military, China has invested heavily in medical supplies, solar power, and many other industries.
This is a dress rehearsal for the climate crisis, and right now we’re failing.
Trump botched his COVID-19 response disastrously, so now he’s giving anti-China conspiracy theories the full weight of the U.S. government.
Instead of greenwashing the military, let’s close unneeded domestic and overseas bases, end all U.S. wars, and cut weapons manufacturing.
Donald Trump isn’t the first president to threaten to cut funding from the World Health Organization (WHO), but he’s the first to actually do it.
South Korea, having beaten back the coronavirus, is now poised to show the world how to move forward to save lives, democracy, and the planet.
We will always play catch-up with these wily viruses if we continue our all-out war on the environment.
The private interests thriving on continuous war preparation are thwarting progress towards a less militarized world.