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.
U.S. actions are raising tensions with Russia rather than resolving them.
The European security order has broken down. The conflict around Ukraine is a symptom of this larger problem.
While the U.S. sends quick weapons shipments and maneuvers troops, other urgent problems go unsolved.
In the past, crises with Russia have led to landmark agreements. The Biden administration should take that opportunity today.
The Biden administration’s first year was a major course correction after Trump. But U.S. foreign policy needs transformation, not restoration.
Changing our budget priorities is key to repairing these harms.
Foreign agent laws in Russia, El Salvador, and elsewhere threaten the entire international edifice of laws and institutions that support the right to dissent.
On MLK Day this year, it’s worth remembering not just King’s sharp diagnosis of American society’s ills, but also his prescription for transformative social change.
King looked beyond our borders — not only at injustice, but how people worked together to end it. It’s an example we need today.
Even small increases in the price of gas can generate protests, like in Kazakhstan. But actually, we’re not paying anywhere near enough for gas.