John Feffer is director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.
He is the author, most recently, of Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams (Zed Books). He is also the author of the dystopian novel Splinterlands (Dispatch Books) and its soon-to-be-released sequel Frostlands. He is the author of several other books, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USAToday, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and many other publications.
He has been an Open Society fellow, a PanTech fellow in Korean Studies at Stanford University, a Herbert W. Scoville fellow, a writing fellow at Provisions Library in Washington, DC, and a writer in residence at Blue Mountain Center and the Wurlitzer Foundation.
He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal. He has worked as an international affairs representative in Eastern Europe and East Asia for the American Friends Service Committee. He has studied in England and Russia, lived in Poland and Japan, and traveled widely throughout Europe and Asia.
John has been widely interviewed in print, on radio, and TV.
Learn more about him on his website.
Walls are cropping up all over the world. But as with guns, the sense of safety and security that comes from a wall is almost entirely illusory.
Wars in Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea have been costly and achieved little. It makes sense to cut losses and get out.
The left has a proud tradition of both democracy and anti-imperialism. It’s critical to keep both traditions in mind when addressing the current crisis in Venezuela.
The case for a second Brexit vote.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet again. Here are several reasons to be optimistic about next month’s summit.
The forever war in the Middle East is far from over.
It’s a small leap from a “state of emergency” at the border to martial law throughout the country.
Globalists Really Are Ruining Your Life
1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.
Where’s the Wall? Where’s the deal with North Korea? Where’s that Rust Belt revival?
On everything from climate to trade to the international order itself, the failure of the White House’s powers of persuasion were on full display at the G20.
The latest batch of nationalist and authoritarian leaders are beefing up their borders, but the proliferation of globalization isn't stopping anytime soon.
The media is missing the real story on the peninsula. If that gives Koreans space to lead, maybe that's not such a bad thing.
It’s hard not to feel that all of humanity deserves a Darwin award when you see the effects of recent superstorms, the vanishing of polar ice, and the heedless drilling for oil and gas everywhere.
Republicans can only win by racial gerrymandering and voter suppression. And Trump can only win by using fear and racism.
John Feffer discusses the North and South Korea border, U.S. arms control agreements, and Brazillian president Jair Bolsonaro.
To challenge fascists and weak-tea liberals, Sanders has called for a Progressive International… but it's not very international.
Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.
What that Protestant Reformation can teach us about the durability of far-right movements — and the order they seek to replace.
Trump's bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations.