Based in New-Mexico and founded in 1979, the IRC is a nonprofit policy studies center whose overarching goal is to help forge a new global affairs agenda for the U.S. government and people-one that makes the United States a more responsible global leader and partner.
The IRC produces policy reports, issue briefs, political commentary, and popular education materials offering essential information and credible, forward looking policy analysis. Through these materials, the IRC seeks to educate policymakers, influence public debates regarding the U.S. role in global affairs, change public opinion, inform activists, and foster strategic dialogue among progressives across the globe on key issues like economic globalization, sustainable development, and peace and security.
To forward their objectives, the Global Affairs and Americas programs work with partners to develop strategic analysis in the form of policy briefs, special reports, talking points, commentaries, and similar materials.
Tom Barry is also the Policy Director ot Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF), a joint project of the IRC and the Institute for Policy Studies.
Foreign Policy In Focus, established in 1996, seeks to make the U.S. a more responsible global leader and global partner. It is a "think tank without walls" that functions as an international network of more than 650 policy analysts and advocates. Unlike traditional think tanks, FPIF is committed to advancing a citizen-based foreign policy agenda.Tom Barry has written or contributed to many books :