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.
This year and beyond, it’s time to resist this militarized agenda and promote a moral budget that rises to the urgent crises of our time.
Progressive proposals are always met with affordability questions. Those same questions must be put to conservatives, starting with Trump’s 2021 budget.
Congress won’t pass the president’s 2021 budget proposal as is, but it’s clear Trump wants to boost military spending while divesting from everything else.
We’ve debated the costs and benefits of health, environment, and education policy. Let’s do the same for the wars and weapons that take millions of lives.
Brexit could see the UK eventually lose Scotland, Northern Ireland, and a great deal of its prosperity.
Since the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia have experienced unexpected reversals in fortune. Are we next in line for post-imperial decline?
Here are a few illuminating and emotionally resonant pieces by real Iranians on life under sanctions, the brutality of war, and the recent crisis.
Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the foreign policy section of CNN’s recent Democratic Debate.
The U.S. military is creating an imaginary “space gap” to pour money into closing, wasting funds while increasing the risk of conflict.
Economic sanctions are not an alternative to war. They are an act of war, and they are devastating Iranian civilians.