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Section: Institute for Policy Studies (USA)

      From the Unsustainable Here to the Sustainable There
      Jan24

      From the Unsustainable Here to the Sustainable There

      In 1972, the Club of Rome released a report called The Limits to Growth that laid out the damage to the planet and to human beings of unrestrained increases in economic production and population. It was a straightforward extrapolation from then-current trends that took into account limited resources like water, fertile soil, and fossil fuels....

      The Rise of Self-Hating Politicians
      Jan12

      The Rise of Self-Hating Politicians

      Some politicians just hate politics. They get into the game in order to disrupt it. They have such a visceral hatred of governance that, like suicide bombers, they’ve smuggled themselves into government in order to blow it up from within. Much of the coverage of the multiple attempts to elect Kevin McCarthy as House speaker treated the...

      Changing My Mind on Ukraine
      Dec11

      Changing My Mind on Ukraine

      In the early 1990s, as the war in Yugoslavia spread to Bosnia, I took what I considered to be a principled position. I backed the UN-imposed arms embargo to the region. I urged friends and colleagues not to support actions to escalate the war. I believed that I was in the pro-peace camp. I hoped for a ceasefire. I yearned for more resolute...

      What Climate Debt Does the North Owe the South?
      Dec02

      What Climate Debt Does the North Owe the South?

      To keep the planet from overheating, there’s just so much more carbon that humans can pump into the atmosphere. From the onset of the Industrial Revolution until today, humanity has used up approximately 83 percent of its “carbon budget”—the amount of carbon the atmosphere can absorb and not exceed the Paris climate agreement’s...

      NO TIME FOR A CEASEFIRE IN UKRAINE
      Nov20

      NO TIME FOR A CEASEFIRE IN UKRAINE

      Vladimir Putin is playing the long game. The Russian leader believes that he can outwait all of his adversaries. Since he has ruled over Russia for more than two decades, he obviously has sound political instincts (as well as a well-deserved reputation for ruthlessness). He is gambling that the Ukrainians, the Europeans, and the Americans will...

      IT’S TIME FOR A CEASEFIRE IN UKRAINE
      Nov10

      IT’S TIME FOR A CEASEFIRE IN UKRAINE

      There is a desperate need for a ceasefire in Ukraine. Russia’s war continues to bring death to thousands, displacement of millions, and the destruction of towns and cities across Ukraine. The war, now entering its ninth month, has been illegal from day one. It violates both the UN Charter and international humanitarian law. Years of...

      Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now on Ukraine
      Nov01

      Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now on Ukraine

      Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, spoke on Democracy Now! on October 27, 2022 about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the human cost of the war, and what it means to urge diplomacy in this moment. Phyllis has been urging the need for diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine since the day Russia invaded. In this...

      Phyllis Bennis on Katie Halper Show on Ukraine
      Oct31

      Phyllis Bennis on Katie Halper Show on Ukraine

      Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS, spoke on the Katie Halper Show about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and what it means to urge diplomacy in this moment. Prior to the segment with Phyllis, Katie asked Ryan Grim about the overall dynamics around the situation in Ukraine in discussions within the Democratic...

      Republican ‘Solutions’ Will Make Inflation Worse
      Oct26

      Republican ‘Solutions’ Will Make Inflation Worse

      My wife and I recently had the tremendous misfortune of needing to buy a car. Car prices, you may know, reached an all-time high between this year and last. There are now rumblings of a gradual decline, but rising interest rates will likely offset any savings. So with our beloved but rickety 2006 Altima facing another cruel Midwestern winter...

      Is Putin in a Corner?
      Sep30

      Is Putin in a Corner?

      When a country starts casting around for 60-year-old veterans to send to the front, you know that something’s wrong. All hands don’t go on deck unless the ship is foundering. It’s not yet clear whether the Russian ship of state is taking on water. But its military effort in Ukraine is obviously at the SOS stage. Last week,...