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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One Creature That Deserves Extinction: the V-22 Osprey

Dick Cheney was right — about one thing.

The OPEC of Outrage

Here’s a slogan to unite all populists: No Taxation without Demilitarization.

Interview with Phyllis Bennis

In our special focus on Islamophobia, FPIF talks to Middle East specialist Phyllis Bennis.

The Qosbi Show

Can a TV show change the way Americans look at Muslims?

Interview with the Islamic Human Rights Commission

In our special focus on Islamophobia, FPIF talks to Massoud Shadjareh and Arzu Merali of the IHRC about anti-Islamic sentiment in the United Kingdom.

The S Word

Will South Sudan, now on the verge of becoming a new country, make secession acceptable?

Interview with Juan Cole

In our special focus on Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus interviews noted professor, writer, and blogger Juan Cole on Egypt, Islamofascism, and “America anxiety” in the Muslim world.

Two Cheers for the Brotherhood

For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wouldn’t get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.

Interview with John Esposito

In a new special focus on Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus interviews prolific author and professor John Esposito about prevailing political and media myths about Muslims and the Muslim world.

Secret SOTU

Here’s a glimpse into what the president is thinking while he’s delivering the State of the Union address.

Arab Democracy Now!

Will Tunisia be the beginning of the Arab world’s 1989?

Ruled by Rifles

We have to stop the guys with the guns from making their deranged rules–and fast.

Gun Crazy

The NRA and the Pentagon are both addicted to guns, and they’re both on a slippery slope.

Negotiating with Evil

You think negotiating with North Korea is difficult? Try sitting down with Jon Kyl (R-AZ).

The Baby Trade

Here’s a solution to climate change: countries with the smallest carbon footprints should adopt U.S. babies.

South Korea: Seeking Reunification by Live Fire?

This week North Korea looks like the more rational of the two Koreas.

Lighting the Terrorist Fuse

Is the FBI fighting terrorism or encouraging it?

Transparency Fundamentalists

WikiLeaks performs a full body scan of the government, which doesn’t want its “junk” touched.

China: Already on Top?

Like Sarah Palin, China is suddenly everywhere.

With a Lot of Help from Our Friends

U.S. military strategy in Northeast Asia is relying on ever more contributions from our allies.

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Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

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

    John Feffer on NATO and the War in Ukraine

    KPFA UpFront | March 21, 2022

    The Pandemic Pivot

    C-SPAN | May 6, 2021

    America First

    94.1 KPFA | April 7, 2019

    His View: Iran vs. North Korea: Obama got a better deal

    Moscow-Pullman Daily News | July 19, 2018

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