Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Be a Dangerous Provocation


In of the very first moves as the U.S. Senate began its term in 2017, three Republican senators — including former presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio — introduced legislation designed to force the U.S. State Department to move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city of Jerusalem.

Remembering the Costs of the Iraq War in the Age of Trump

(Photo: Flickr / Duncan Rawlinson)

(Photo: Flickr / Duncan Rawlinson)

About 54 cents of every discretionary dollar in the federal budget goes to the military. And that’s been true for a very long time.

The Obama Administration Is Misreading Public Opinion on Israel


Shortly before the New Year, the Obama administration broke with its usual behavior at the United Nations and abstained from a Security Council resolution against Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestinian territory.

Reducing Inequality in the Trump Era


(Photo: Wisconsin Jobs Now / Flickr)

In a lot of ways, 2016 was a big year for reducing inequality.