Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

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Iran’s Protests Take Place Against a Backdrop of Inequality

Regardless of the future of the demonstrations, the government must deal with long-standing economic tension.
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Move Along, Baby Boomers

In the face of countless crises, it’s time for the next generation to lead.
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Hollywood Won’t Destroy Sexism, But We Can

The solution isn't for Oprah to run for president. It's to listen to women everywhere.
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I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’ It’s Called the United States.

A country’s greatness is measured not by its richest, but by how it treats its most vulnerable members. By that measure, we're a certified shithole.
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North Korea Is Walking Back War — And Pundits Are Strangely Disappointed

Pundits seem more concerned about the North driving a "wedge" between the U.S. and the South than about preventing nuclear war.

Can Victory Over Irresponsible Mining in Central America Spur a Win in the Philippines?

OceanaGold was stunningly defeated in El Salvador last March. Can it be defeated in the Philippines by 2019?

Video: Corporations Cutting Jobs After Tax Cut

In this video, Sarah Anderson talks about the CEOs who announced that after the GOP's tax giveaway they'd be cutting jobs, not creating them.
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At United Nations, Trump's Attack on Palestinians Rebuffed by 128 Nations

The recent vote at the UN reflects the profound global antagonism that the Trump administration has caused and indeed embraced
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Trump and the Neocons Are Exploiting an Iran Protest Movement They Know Nothing About

Iranians are protesting conditions worsened by U.S. policies, but Washington’s hawks see only an opportunity for regime change.
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How the World Remembers Marc Raskin (1934-2017)

The memories and obituaries trickling in from all over are a tribute to Marc's legacy — as a brilliant intellect, a lifelong activist, and a kind, caring human being.
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What Western Imperialism Is Up to in Zimbabwe

The media misrepresentation of recent events in Zimbabwe is just as dangerous as the efforts to appropriate its labor and land.
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A Tribute to Institute for Policy Studies Co-founder Marcus Raskin

1934-2017
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Trump's Year in Islamophobia

Five ways the administration has waged war on Muslims at home and abroad in its first year.
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Who Owns Tips? If Trump’s Department of Labor Gets Its Way, Not Workers

A new proposal would take tips out of the hands of the people who earn them.
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What Makes Muslim Ban 3.0 So Dangerous

The Supreme Court's decision to let the indefinite ban go forward will certainly embolden Trump and his hardline supporters.
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From ''Me Too" to "Not One More"

Imagine if the burden to combat sexual assault didn’t have to fall on any of these brave women — from celebrities to interns — pleading with the public to listen to stories they never wanted to have to recall.
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North Korea: The Costs of War, Calculated

Even a limited war with North Korea would kill millions, devastate the environment, and bankrupt the U.S.
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How to Make Lawmakers Rue the Day They Voted for This Scam of a Tax Bill

We can use this bill as a catalyst for the next wave of tax-fairness and economic-justice organizing.
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When’s the Last Time I’ll Go Home for Christmas?

By my count, I get 13 more holidays before the sea threatens to swallow my family's home.
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Democrats Should Create Policies That Help the Black People Who Put Them In Power

They can start by addressing the racial wealth divide.

Economic and Racial Justice

Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. Learn more >

Climate Justice

In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy rooted in economic and racial justice. Learn more >

Peace and Foreign Policy

To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. Just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. Learn more >

Community Engagement

Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground. Learn more >

Leadership Programs

In order to sustain the movement, we need to continuing growing new generations of social justice leaders. Learn more >

Experts

Josh Hoxie

Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Marcus Raskin

Distinguished Fellow and Founder

Basav Sen

Project Director

Climate Policy

Sanho Tree

Project Director

Drug Policy

Robert Alvarez

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Nuclear Policy

Julie Barnet

Associate Fellow

Marc Bayard

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Black Worker Initiative, Global Economy

Beverly Bell

Associate Fellow

Sarah Browning

Associate Fellow

Ron Carver

Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Steve Cobble

Associate Fellow

John Feffer

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

Jim Lobe

Associate Fellow

LobeLog

Manuel Perez-Rocha

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Janet Redman

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Oscar Reyes

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Adil E. Shamoo

Associate Fellow

Emira Woods

Associate Fellow