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.

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Obama opponents have carefully shifted the debate from Obama being Muslim to Obama acting Muslim.

Three Killings

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Asia Is Up in Arms

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Bribing Israel

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Beyond the Golden Couples of Pyongyang

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North Korea’s Pivot

North Korea is executing a pivot of its own.

America’s Image Problem

We think we’re helping them. They think we’re out to destroy their way of life.

Running Against Islam

Politicians indulge in anti-Islamic sentiment with near impunity.

Our Man in Beijing?

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Letter from Okinawa

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The Not-So-Great Game

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The Sick Man of North America

My modestly priced new ebook covers the worsening health of U.S. foreign policy and the efforts to revive the patient.

The Next Marx

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All Over the Map: The Best of World Beat

Collection of more than 125 Foreign Policy In Focus columns covering war, peace, terrorism, global economics, culture, democracy, and the environment.

State of the Union’s Foreign Policy: Unilateral Triumphalism

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Cult of Personality

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