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.
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...
Phyllis Bennis on Katie Halper Show on Ukraine
Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, spoke on the Katie Halper Show about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and what it means to urge diplomacy in this moment. Prior to the segment with Phyllis, Katie asked Ryan Grim about the overall...
National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies Releases Fact Sheet: “No National Security without Climate Security”
New resource explains how over-investment in militarism and under-investment in climate solutions have contributed to the failure to mitigate climate change – and that ways that we can reinvest military spending to combat the worst existential threat to our communities.
Italy’s Far Right Rode Inequality to Victory — But Has No Answers for It
A let-the-rich-be government has opened the doors to the smiling heirs of Italy’s neofascist factions.