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

Mexico

Since the early 1980s Washington has sought to break down all barriers to U.S. trade and investment in Mexico.

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Overseas Rural Development Policy

The last fifteen years have seen an unprecedented decline in the standard of living of the world’s rural poor, and a related upsurge in both internal and international migration as people search for options.

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South Africa

Since 1994 U.S. statements regarding a newly democratic South Africa, under the leadership of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) have frequently been cast in the language of a love fest.

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Cuba

The U.S. trade embargo and various other sanctions against Cuba have been in place for some 36 years—and U.S. policy toward the island has changed little in that time.

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a wholly owned government corporation established in 1971, provides taxpayer-backed and taxpayer-funded loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to businesses for investments in “politically risky” countries.

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Chemical and Biological Weapons

Since the end of the cold war, the global proliferation of chemical and biological weapons (CBWs) has become more prominent in U.S. national security and foreign policy planning.

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North Korea

The controversy that surrounded North Korea’s incipient nuclear capacity had the fortuitous outcome of engaging the U.S. in direct and fruitful dialogue with the DPRK.

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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