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.


North Korea’s Sunshine Policy

Pyongyang can extend its 15 minutes of international attention by following its demonstration of power with a show of diplomacy.

Empire Foreclosed?

Is the United States running out of power at this time of economic crisis?

Veterans and Poetry

Dayl Wise is a Vietnam veteran, a poet, and editor of two collections of veteran poetry. Kathryn Zickuhr asks him his views on war and literature.

Seeing Things

Trevor Paglen talks about the art of documenting that which does not want to be documented.

Strategic Dialogue: Counterterrorism in South Asia

Fouad Pervez and Sharad Joshi argue over the best way to move forward with U.S.-Pakistan relations.

AfPak: Negotiate from Strength

The sine qua non of any Af-Pak policy has to be a permanent rollback of the Taliban’s armed capabilities.

A Better Alliance with Pakistan

The United States has to abandon its military approach to fighting terrorism and turn Pakistan into a true ally.

Pirate Bankers, Shadow Economies

Corruption isn’t just about corrupt leaders and their private stashes. The international financial community is also part of the problem.

Balkan Myths

The Balkans are still a powder keg, and someone is always playing with matches.

Taking the Right Road on Nukes

It’s time to seize the fierce urgency of now and move forward on nuclear abolition.

Postcard From…Khartoum

Even in the midst of war and international isolation, the capital of Sudan is booming.

A Need for Restraint Over North Korea’s Satellite

The Obama administration needs to engage in diplomacy if it is to make real progress with North Korea.

Mouth-to-Mouth Summitry

Last week, two summits tried to inject new life into fading institutions.

Obama and Medvedev on Nukes

Russia and the United States are talking about abolition.

Strategic Dialogue: Yugoslavia

In FPIF’s strategic dialogue on Yugoslavia, Ed Herman and John Feffer debate different interpretations of the conflict that occurred in the region 10 years ago.

Why Yugoslavia Still Matters

Serbia has moved on. It’s time for revisionists to do likewise.

A Need for Restraint Over N. Korea’s Satellite

The Obama administration needs to engage in diplomacy if it is to make real progress with North Korea.

What’s Up with North Korea?

North Korea is planning more fireworks. Should we be concerned?

The Afghan Rubik’s Cube

Surges backfire, columnist Conn Hallinan argues, so the Obama administration should be looking at a different way of solving the great game in Afghanistan.

To Be or NATO Be

This is one of the questions that Obama and the Europeans must ask.

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

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

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