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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A Tale of Two Samoas

War and poverty make these islands something less than paradise.

America AWOL on Cluster Bombs

More than 100 countries are meeting to ban cluster bombs. Where’s the United States?

Climate Industrial Complex

Bill McKibben, who has done as much as anyone to focus attention on the crisis, describes the required response to climate change as a “Hail Mary pass”.

Securing the Peace

The Bush administration and peace groups agree: a civilian corps for post-conflict reconstruction is urgently needed.

Mexico’s Battle over Oil

The Mexican government wants to put its national oil industry into private hands, reports columnist Laura Carlsen, but it’s going to be a tough sell.

Ten Years After

A decade after India and Pakistan exploded their nuclear devices, the cloud that still hangs over South Asia is growing darker.

Strategic Dialogue on the Beijing Olympics

Are China’s relations with Sudan a reason for the international community to boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics? Eric Reeves and James Nolt take sides.

On Boycotting the Beijing Olympics

The international community should boycott the opening ceremonies of the Olympics to send a signal to China about its support of the Sudanese government, argues Eric Reeves.

Counterproductive Olympic Protests

Those protesting Beijing’s hosting of the summer Olympics are simply stoking patriotic feelings within China, argues James Nolt.

Corporations Grab Climate Genes

In the growing global food crisis, biotech companies are acting as climate profiteers.

Burned Again?

When it invaded Iraq in 2003, the United States touched a hot stove.

China: Superpower or Basket Case?

A military threat to the United States? An economic powerhouse? More likely a Potemkin Village.

Strategic Dialogue on Cuba

In this second part of the exchange, Saul Landau and Samuel Farber debate the future of Cuba.

Life After Fidel

The new Cuban leadership is contemplating neoliberal economic reforms but democracy is still off the table.

Books Not Bombs

The National Library in Sarejevo still stands in ruins, 16 years after Serbian military forces shelled the building and destroyed over 90% of its priceless contents.

Postcard from…Sarajevo

A new monument in Sarajevo playfully bites the hand that fed the city during the Bosnian war.

The Erased

Just recently, the stories of the Erased are starting to appear all over the Slovene capital of Ljubljana, from bus shelters to huge canvasses on the facade of a downtown building under reconstruction.

Postcard from…Ljubljana

After 16 years, Slovenes may finally be coming to terms with the “erased.”

Postcard from…Ljubljana

After 16 years, Slovenes may finally be coming to terms with the “erased.”

Fair Dinkum Leadership

He may not be perfect, but Kevin Rudd is a refreshing change from the last seven years of John Howard the Bush Kangaroo.

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