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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The Goldstone Report: Killing the Messenger

The Obama administration and congressional Democrats, in rejecting the recommendations of the Goldstone report, have defended Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

Losing the Moral High Ground

With the deadline for closing Guantanamo looming, the Obama administration risks repeating many of the errors of the Bush years.

From Killing Fields to Fields of Dreams

Joe Cook had a vision: build a field in Cambodia and they will come.

The Hand of Obama

The president’s headed to the casino for strategies on foreign policy.

Send Bosworth to North Korea

President Obama can break the impasse with North Korea by sending special envoy Stephen Bosworth for face-to-face talks in Pyongyang.

The Return of the Non-Aligned Movement?

It’s time to exit the unipolar age, with the help of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Decision Point: Afghanistan

Even if McChrystal gets all of the troops he wants, is it mission impossible?

Why Afghanistan

Afghanistan requires a long-term U.S. commitment, not as a military occupier but rather as a development partner.

"We Deeply Regret"

The U.S.-German bombing at Kunduz has shattered the myth that the Afghan campaign was about digging wells, building schools, and bringing peace.

Casino Capitalism as Usual

G20 leaves needed reforms for global economy off the table.

The Hayden Letter

Why is the former director so eager to suppress the CIA investigation?

Carbon Disarmament

Global warming and nukes, if treated improperly, will both leave us cooked.

Afghanistan: NATO’s Graveyard?

Is the transatlantic alliance doomed?

Going Beyond Kyoto

Paul Hockenos interviews The Nature Conservancy’s Sascha M¸ller-Kraenner about the upcoming Copenhagen gathering on climate change.

G20: Form, not Substance

At the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, columnist Walden Bello expects a decline in substance and a growth in protest.

The Goldstone Report

The Obama administration must take this report on atrocities committed during the Gaza War very seriously.

Good War vs. Great Society

Which will Obama choose?

Oil Nationalism in Latin America

Latin American states are taking greater control of their oil assets, with shifts in policy that range from relatively benign to more combative.

Afghanistan and the German Peace Movement

The German peace movement is calling for an end to the Afghan War and the resignation of the German minister of defense.

The Global Health Debate

It’s time to make “health for all” a global reality.

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