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 Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees to Submit or Starve
The Trump administration’s willingness to target UNRWA singles out Palestinian refugees and holds them hostage.
North American Fair Trade Activists Denounce Trump’s NAFTA Bullying
Leaders from Canada, Mexico, and the United States demand a trade deal that lifts up people and communities in all three countries.
Who Was the Real Maverick: McCain or Trump?
John McCain was a politician, not a maverick — he played ball, and sometimes compromised. Trump is the true maverick: He’s batshit crazy and there’s no dealing with him.
Election Fight Over Immigration is Fraying Sweden’s Social Fabric
While the ruling red-green bloc is running on an anti-inequality agenda, an insurgent anti-immigrant party is drowning out their message with fearmongering.
What Trump Means by the ‘Deep State’
Sure, federal agencies have acted illegally — when the president tells them to. Trump’s war on the “Deep State” is entirely about impunity for himself.
Iraq Should Be a Much Bigger Part of McCain’s Legacy Than His ‘Civility’
The “straight talk” people praise McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes.
Remembering Kofi Annan
He consistently expressed a powerful concern for poverty and human rights—but he often succumbed to US power and domination.
Trump Snubbed McCain. The Media Snubbed the Rest of Us.
The media treated Trump’s petty snub of John McCain as a bigger controversy than the $717 billion Pentagon bill named for the Arizona senator.
The Best of All Possible Worlds?
The powerlessness of positive thinking in the age of Trump.
A Bold Foreign Policy Platform for the New Wave of Left Lawmakers
Socialists and other progressives are running for office on strong domestic programs. Here’s how their foreign policy platform can be just as strong.