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.
Here and abroad, Trump's wealthy backers understand that his populist rhetoric is a masquerade.
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no one but China to keep us afloat.
When it comes to diversity, there's a "green ceiling" in many climate action groups, even as climate change affects people of color first and worst.
Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
Our culture of legalized bribery makes climate disasters more likely, but there's an alternative.
The Earned Income Tax Credit may be the most popular bipartisan anti-poverty tool. So why won't the feds expand it?
Proposed cuts to federal agency budgets and changes to employment law benefit only the US president and his cronies.
Facing financial ruin and the ruins of South Texas, some hawks want to throw more money at the military. That's ludicrous.
Rick Perry was all ready to release a broadside against clean energy policies. Career civil servants pulled the rug out.
When the neo-fascist National Front is more willing to condemn neo-Nazis than Trump, we have a problem.
Instead of tax-rate cuts for these big corporations, the coming tax debate in Congress should focus on making wealthy individuals and big corporations pay their fair share.
Ratcheting tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are now nothing new for its Pacific colony Guam.
It took months of activist pressure for Trump's billionaire backers to finally back away from him.
Trump's speech was essentially a strategy for justifying a continuous, permanent war in Afghanistan, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis told The Real News Network.
They serve to valorize white violence that colors America's racist past – and present.
Some in the Trump administration are eyeing regime change in North Korea. They're missing what's really going on over there.
When President Trump equated white supremacists with anti-racism protesters, he was sending a message to the thugs in the streets and to some in executive suites.
From Barcelona to Charlottesville, there’s an obvious double standard in how Trump treats terrorism. But let’s be careful how we talk about it.
Investing in the renewable energy economy is a win-win-win for consumers, but fossil fuel interests will do anything to prove otherwise.
The Climate Policy Program aims to support the transition from a financially extractive, fossil fueled economy, to an equitable, democratic and local living economy. We focus our program strategy on building policy platforms for the transition, defining the proper role for public finance, and promoting institutions that protect people and the planet.
The Drug Policy Project combines scholarship with activism to transform drug control policy both at home and abroad. The Project works with grassroots entities, media, and policy makers to shift away from the drug “war” paradigm and its disastrous impacts on the environment, toward holistic policies that address public health and safety.
Foreign Policy in Focus
Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) is a “think tank without walls” connecting the research and action of more than 600 scholars, advocates, and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner. FPIF provides timely analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs and recommends policy alternatives.
The Global Economy Project seeks to speed the transition from an economy marked by excessive corporate power to an equitable and sustainable economic model. Through researching and critiquing corporate-driven trade, finance, and investment policies, the Global Economy project exposes the systems that empower the already wealthy to protect and expand their wealth.
The New Internationalism project focuses on Middle East and United Nations issues. In the Middle East, the project is working to end U.S. wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and beyond, and ending U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The project uses education, activism, and advocacy to demilitarize the U.S. and challenge U.S. domination of the United Nations.
OtherWords is a free, non-profit editorial service that distributes progressive commentaries to heartland newspapers across the United States.
Peace Economy Transitions
The Peace Economy Transitions project has three components: First, writing, speaking and organizing in support of a demilitarized economy; second, working on models of community transition from defense dependency to alternative economic foundations; and third, building and maintaining a digital archive of peace economy research from the Cold War, post-Cold War, and post-9/11 periods.
Epicenter amplifies ongoing collaborations between artists and policy professionals in Washington, DC. The initiative brings artists and policy experts together to create innovative public events, publish written resources on these collaborations, and produce short videos that share the site-specific experiences with a larger national and international audience.
Named after veteran journalist and IPS Associate Fellow Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily coverage of U.S. foreign policy issues through exclusive reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond. The site is a regular stop for those seeking to examine U.S. foreign policy from a diverse variety of critical perspectives, including political insiders.
This 24th annual report rebuts the GOP claim that slashing the corporate tax rate will lead to more and better jobs.
Renewable Portfolio Standards and Distributed Solar Access for Low-Income Households
The 2016 bonus pool held enough dollars to lift the pay of all of the country's more than 3 million servers up to $15 an hour.
The Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared
How ending tax dodging by America's electric utilities can help fund a job-creating, clean energy transition.
World Bank Energy-Related Policies and Financing, 2000-2004 to 2010-2014
This 22nd annual report reveals how CEO pay is accelerating climate change.