The Coming Drone Blowback

The Coming Drone Blowback

The U.S. conducts drone strikes worldwide with relative impunity. But when the first strike hits the United States, the real blowback will begin.

Are We Incapable of Ending Wars?

Are We Incapable of Ending Wars?

In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.

Brownbag: Pacific Rim Mining Company vs. El Salvador

Brownbag: Pacific Rim Mining Company vs. El Salvador

The Institute for Policy Studies joins the Center for International Environmental Law, and Oxfam to invite you to the D.C. community discussion on the amicus curiae brief in the Pac Rim Cayman LLC v. Republic of El Salvador case.

Challenging U.S. Support for Israeli Occupation and Apartheid

Meet speakers Phyllis Bennis, an Institute for Policy Studies Fellow and independent Palestinian commentator Omar Barghouti in an informal setting to discuss Palestinian Civil Society calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law, and universal principles of human rights.

Governments Kill

Governments kill on our behalf. This arrangement is a form of social contract, which means that governments are basically contract killers.

Justice In The Congo & Great Lakes Region: A Legal Framework

Justice In The Congo & Great Lakes Region: A Legal Framework

Impunity, lack of accountable and injustices have reigned in the Great Lakes Region for the past 16 years. The United Nations published a report that calls for the establishment of an international mechanism that will deliver justice to the people of the region who have suffered at the hands of armed groups and regional militias and armies. Experts from the American Bar Association and the National Lawyers Guild will weigh in on this matter by proposing a way forward for both local and international stakeholders in delivering justice to the people of Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.