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.

Latest Work

Albania

After the cold war, Albania became a country of strategic importance to the United States.

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Export Promotion Programs

Washington’s increasing focus on promoting international investment and trade is evident in the smorgasbord of assistance offered to U.S. exporters.

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Immigration

In the immigration debate, free marketers square off against cultural conservatives on the right side of the political spectrum; while on the left, civil rights and ethnic advocacy groups oppose environmentalists and job protectionists.

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Nicaragua

U.S.-Nicaraguan relations have been rocky ever since the end of the U.S.-sponsored war against the Sandinista government.

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Asia/Pacific Overview

For the cold war generation, U.S. foreign policy toward the Asia/Pacific region was simple, straightforward, and secure.

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Africa Overview

The absence of a coherent U.S. foreign policy agenda—except in the expansion of exports and investments to promising new markets—leaves U.S. policy decisions at the mercy of old and new prejudices, while ad hoc response to crises becomes more the norm than the exception.

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Defense Conversion

What happened to the peace dividend that was widely expected to accrue from reduced defense spending after the end of the cold war?

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Reports

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Multilateralism and the Biden Administration

The Biden Administration should help create stronger, more equitable, and more democratic multilateral structures at the international and regional level.
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The Pandemic Pivot

Experts from the frontlines of global policy tackle the implications of COVID-19.
Report: The Battle for Another World

Report: The Battle For Another World

The Progressive Response to the New Right

Report: Shrinking Space and the BDS Movement

A Case Study: The BDS Movement

Sanctuary Cities Toolkit

Organizing for Sanctuary and Immigrant & Refugee Rights Through an Anti-War Lens

Report: Combat Vs. Climate

The Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared