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.


Dealing with Burma Through China?

Here’s one way of breaking the impasse with Burma: Go through Beijing.

Turning European

With the United States on the verge of another Great Depression, the Know-Nothing opposition to the Obama administration should be worried that we are about to slip into the Third World.

Prosecuting the Bush Team?

Bush’s legal advisors facilitated the administration’s use of torture. Should we drag them in front of the court?

The Imperial Unconscious

Predators, reapers, and imperial graveyards: Washington’s language betrays its stubborn imperial ambitions.

Ploughshares into Swords

Why is South Korean military spending going up even at a time of global recession?

Pakistan, Proliferation, and U.S. Priorities

The release of A. Q. Khan reveals that nuclear proliferation takes a back seat to other U.S. priorities, columnist Zia Mian explains.

Obama in Canada

Obama makes his first foreign visit as president and gets the green light on Afghan escalation.

Listen: Afghanistan

After eight years of deafness, the White House is now listening. When it comes to Afghanistan, we just have to speak a little louder.

Afghanistan: Build Infrastructure, Not Bases

In this interview, Sakena Yacoobi of the Afghan Institute for Learning recommends that President Obama consider a surge in development assistance to her country.

North Korea Sends Message: ‘Don’t Ignore Us!’

President Obama needs to pay attention to North Korea.

A Multipolar Moment?

Will Obama’s multilateral resolve turn to stone or will his administration truly remap U.S. global relations?

The Making of a New Global Strategy

The Obama administration has a new open-hand global policy. Will it work?

Book Review: Wired for War

Is the future of war a game of Russian roulette with a cyborg?

Warring on Warriors

The war in Afghanistan is taking its toll on the hearts and minds of civilians and soldiers.

Multilateralism in Munich

Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the Obama administration’s approach to multilateralism at the Munich security conference. Are Europeans buying it?

Israel: Rise of the Right

In its recent elections Israel witnessed the rise of the right, the extreme right, and the fascist right.

A New Era in U.S.-Iranian Relations?

Iran isn’t fundamentally anti-American. Now is the time to build a new relationship.

What’s the Matter with China?

The problem isn’t just with China. Even after the election of Barack Obama, many are left wondering: What’s the matter with us?

The Promise of the Six-Party Process

The discussion on nuclear nonproliferation in East Asia must include civil society participation and focus more on tomorrow’s vision than today’s headlines.

Asia: The Coming Fury

American consumers are cutting back on spending. One likely result: a new era of radical protest in Asia.

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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