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.
China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.
Joe Rickett's decision to shut down two major online publicationshas altered the local U.S. news environment. Barbara Ehrenreich plans on restoring it.
Trump has lavished praised on Duterte's extrajudicial murders — and Duterte's envoy to the U.S. is developing a little project called Trump Tower Manila.
The president's over-the-top threats have made war seem like a real possibility. And war would be catastrophic.
The use of drone strikes has spiraled out of control and will only get worse, Dr. Maha Hilal of the Institute for Policy Studies told Rising Up With Sonali recently
I've argued to close this loophole for 20 years, but not at the expense of the colossal damage the rest of this plan would cause.
For prisoners on hunger strike, the Trump administration looks prepared to let them die.
Belafonte's own version of a triple legacy — music, writing, and social justice — is still on the rise.
Reagan actually raised taxes on corporations.
Rep. Jayapal of Seattle is among the leading Progessive Democrats working to educate constituents about a fast-moving Republican tax plan.
The actress and lifelong activist joins restaurant workers in the fight to end sub-minimum tipped wage.
ISIS is on the decline, but the catastrophic political divisions in Iraq and Syria that gave rise to it are no closer to being mended.
Trump's coddling can't save the notoriously dirty industry when cleaner options and better jobs abound.
Miller has usurped the power of the National Security Council, state and defense departments to set refugee policy by himself.
When it comes to demagogues and divisiveness, Trump has plenty of competition — in Europe, the Middle East, and all over our splintering planet.
The Islamic State group lost its capital, but U.S. military action has done more harm than good.
The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility.
From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy.
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.
An initial assessment of whether the Green Climate Fund is living up to its mandate finds that its becoming a sideshow to big development banks.
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.