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.
James Clapper, Obama’s choice to head up national intelligence, has extensive ties to private intelligence outfits and the policies of the previous administration.
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 Institute for Policy Studies entered 2009 determined to help transform the hope that surrounded Obama’s historic victory into meaningful change.
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.
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.
IPS scholars track how 50 years of tax breaks benefited the wealthiest Americans.
The Obama administration is trying to bury the Armenia genocide resolution — just like every previous administration.
A closer look at what Obama’s energy priorities really are for the next fiscal year.
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.
IPS scholars rate the president on his first year in office.
Selected quotes reflecting a range of views on the issue from U.S. officials and business leaders.
The economic crisis is still on the rise for millions of Americans, while at the same time the social safety net is failing to support many of them.
Expedited talks with China may shine a brighter spotlight on these controversial agreements.
Despite some growth, many disparities remain among indigenous Americans.