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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Hitting the Brakes on Afghanistan

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Obama Takes a Bow?

Critics lambasted Obama’s deferential style. They missed the real story of the president’s Asia trip.

Fort Hood: The War at Home

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The Battle for Angola’s Oil

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David Swanson exposes the crimes of the Bush-Cheney regime and calls for a more perfect union.

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Europe’s Wild East

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Morocco: Endangered ‘Model’?

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Why the Afghan Surge Will Fail

President Obama is on the verge of making a profound mistake by sending more troops to Afghanistan, argues columnist Conn Hallinan.

Obama: Visit Hiroshima

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New Neighbors, New Economy

Here’s a solution to the dwindling workforces in developed countries.

Clash on Investment

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North Korea: Journalists vs. Diplomats

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Reading Ramadan in Istanbul

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United States, Pakistan: The Decade Ahead

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Obama and State Secrets

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Lords of Misrule

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Coup’s Impact on Honduran Women

The coup is claiming more and more victims, particularly women.

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