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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Tibet’s Dangerous Game

Washington must balance human rights and regional stability in its response to Beijing over Tibet.

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Executive Swap

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Democracy Promotion Doublespeak

The United States needs to practice at home what it preaches abroad.

Dealing with Iran’s Hardliners

Hardliners triumphed in the recent Iranian elections. But the way out of the nuclear impasse remains the same: negotiations.

The Candidates on Iran

The candidates’ positions on Iran are not just about war and peace.

OOPS!

Last August, the U.S. military mistakenly sent six nuclear-armed missiles on a cross-country tour of the United States. For 36 hours, no one knew where the nuclear weapons were. OOPS!

Can Capitalism Survive Climate Change?

The threat of global warming, argues columnist Walden Bello, requires a fundamental shift in the global economic system.

The Candidates and India

Indians seem to have gone ga-ga over the Democrats.

Korean Bases of Concern

The Pentagon is restructuring its bases in South Korea. Welcome to the future of the U.S. global military presence.

Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

The Nobel laureate and critic of globalization looks at what the U.S. recession means for the world.

The Costs of War

Five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, observes columnist Zia Mian, the costs of war stagger the imagination.

Iraq in Pictures

Many of the most resonant images from the Iraq War are as deceptive as the Bush administration’s rationales for starting the war in the first place.

Postcard from…Nepal

Bhutanese refugees in Nepal face an agonizing choice: wait for repatriation or go to a third country.

Bush at the Pentagon

Why is the president still giving victory speeches about the Iraq War?

The Andean Crisis

In seven days, the Andean region went from the brink of war to a grudging peace. But as columnist Laura Carlsen reports, all is still not well.

Memorializing Iraq

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The Second Shockwave

The global economic crisis is just now hitting the developing world — with devastating effects.

Illustrating War

A recent exhibition shows that the illustrator’s pen is mightier than the sword.

Poet Power

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