Plutonium Wastes from the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

This report estimates that from 1944 to 2009, about 12.7 metric tons of plutonium were discarded at U.S. nuclear weapon production facilities. This is more than three times than the U.S. Department of Energy’s last official estimate of waste losses made in 1996.

Taxing the Wall Street Casino

Taxing the Wall Street Casino

In the United States and many countries around the world, there is growing momentum behind proposals to place a very small tax on trades of stock, currency, derivatives, and other financial assets.

The IPS Annual Report 2009

The IPS Annual Report 2009

The Institute for Policy Studies entered 2009 determined to help transform the hope that surrounded Obama’s historic victory into meaningful change.

Testimony: The Legacy of Nuclear Weapons Testing

Statement of senior scholar Robert Alvarez before the Subcommitee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, U.S. House of Representatives regarding the legacy of nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands.

Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity

Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity

While the debate about sanctions in the case of Zimbabwe is heated, it often misses the point. Both supporters and opponents of sanctions exaggerate their importance and underestimate other policy tools. The reality is that sanctions are neither comprehensive nor targeted.

Shifting Responsibility

IPS scholars track how 50 years of tax breaks benefited the wealthiest Americans.

Obama and the Denial of Genocide

The Obama administration is trying to bury the Armenia genocide resolution — just like every previous administration.

Africa Policy Outlook 2010

The Africa Policy Outlook is an annual publication released jointly by Africa Action and Foreign Policy In Focus that highlights key themes and trends in U.S. Africa policy.