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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Bunkum and Debunk ‘Em

Preferring Occam’s Hairball to Occam’s Razor, conspiracy theorists draw strength from their deep-seated distrust of government and the mass media.

A Tale of Two Raids

What we can learn from Serbia and its recent arrest of Ratko Mladic.

Gates Warns Against Future Defense Cuts

The Pentagon is big business in the United States, says FPIF co-director in this RT interview.

Obama: Surrendered Wife?

It’s time for the United States to change its submissive relationship with Israel.

Afghanistan under the Knife

We’ve stuck a knife deep into Afghanistan. With bin Laden dead, should we take it out or keep it in?

John Feffer on Inside Story: U.S. Pressure on China Human Rights

U.S.-China talks were once again focused on human rights, as well as trade and currency. Inside Story interviewed John Feffer and others to analyze the meaning of this new round of negotiations.

After Osama: China?

In the war between the United States and al-Qaeda, the big winner is: China.

Playing into Osama Bin Laden’s Hands

His greatest magic trick was to persuade the United States and its allies to expend enormous sums of money to fight a small, isolated, and anachronistic force that operated on the very margins of the Muslim world.

The Death of Osama bin Laden: An Interview with John Feffer

We have persuaded ourselves that we’re in control, even in this last act of extrajudicial killing. But even here, bin Laden has managed to glorify himself at our expense.

Jihadi Butch Cassidy

We have, once again, played right into Osama bin Laden’s hands.

No-Doctrine Obama

Ultimately, the administration is unlikely to use Libya as a precedent for intervention anywhere else.

The Undead Chicken

With Libya, the Obama administration has followed the Chinese adage: kill the chicken to scare the monkeys. But the chicken still rules the roost in Tripoli.

Worshiping the Sacred Pig

Is Pentagon pork, which has been off the table for decades, finally on the budget-cutting menu?

How the U.S. is like North Korea

Much of North Korea’s population is starving, yet its government pours money into missile and nuclear programs. Such behavior seems to be the height of irrationality. But North Korea is only following the international community’s – especially America’s – example.

The No-Doctrine President

Bush had a doctrine, Nixon had a doctrine, even Jimmy Carter had a doctrine. Why doesn’t Obama?

Libya War Is No Pentagon Lifeline

Let’s shrink our military footprint.

How to Break the Deadlock With North Korea

North Korea can’t help but think: “Look what happened to Libya when it gave up its nuclear weapons.”

The Geopolitics of Stupid

If the death of one man is a tragedy while the death of a million is a statistic then the attack on a single Qur’an is a tragedy while the attack on millions of Muslims is a foreign policy.

Interview with Arthur Waskow

As part of our special focus on Islamophobia, Rabbi Arthur Waskow discusses how the Abrahamic tradition can counter anti-Muslim sentiment.

Gambling in Japan

In nuclear energy, as in economics and security issues, Japan has engaged in some seriously risky business.

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Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

    Asia/Pacific, Military/Peace, NATO, North Korea, Northeast Asia, South Korea

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