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.


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.

Response to Edwards

The IMF is still attaching onerous conditions to its loans to low-income countries.

The IMF’s New Toolkit: New Opportunities, Old Challenges

The IMF has made some positive changes to adapt to new economic realities.

Response to Ambrose

The IMF is more flexible and transparent than ever before.

IMF Reforms: Mere Tinkering or Change We Can Live With?

The IMF has introduced reforms with some positive features. But it has not questioned, much less shifted away from, the “market-fundamentalist” orientation it has prescribed and enforced for so long.

Obama’s Israel-Palestine Gamble

Has the Obama administration capitulated to Israel or made a shrewd calculation?

Lies and Misdemeanors

Last week, I inadvertently found myself back in second grade. This is how it happened.

Afghanistan and the Greens

Interview with Winfried Nachtwei, German Green MP and foreign and security policy expert.

60-Second Expert: The Iran Opposition’s Second Life

Protests continue in a virtual world where security police and censors are unable to tread.

Afghanistan: What Are These People Thinking?

The Obama administration is consistently failing to learn the lessons of Vietnam, argues Conn Hallinan.

Europe 3.0

The continent has the opportunity to take the path of the future.

Postcard From…Dublin

The Irish peace movement says no to the Lisbon Treaty on European integration

Response to Chomsky II

Serbia, not NATO, was responsible for the human rights violations in Kosovo.

Japan’s Election and Anti-Nuclear Momentum

The victory of Japan’s opposition party is good news for the anti-nuclear movement.

The Virtues of Deglobalization

Has the time finally come to reverse and end globalization?

The Other Democratic Party

What the Japanese elections mean for the country’s foreign policy.

Response to Williams

Noam Chomsky replies to Ian Williams on Kosovo and East Timor.