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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Asian Armageddon?

All this talk of peace runs straight up against the major increases in military spending and the acquisition of ever more sophisticated weaponry.

The Million Year War

There’s a risk that the United States will never withdraw from Iraq.

Rejecting Paternalism in Africa?

Will President Bush’s view of trade and investment on workers in Africa truly end this paternalism?

What Does Africa Owe?

A closer look at this administration’s record on debt should begin with the question often posed by Africa-based civil society groups: who owes whom?

In vigil (2)

In her poem In vigil (2), Lee Sharkey describes a tense exchange at a silent peace gathering.

Teachers and the War

Why has the American Federation of Teachers distanced itself from the union mainstream and supported the Iraq War?

Desperately Looking for Legacy

George W. Bush’s numbers have sunk so low that he’s decided to embrace not just a single sick patient or even a hospital full of them. This week, the president will be hugging an entire continent.

India and Israel Eye Iran

India’s launch of a new spy satellite for Israel may change the geopolitical complexion of the Middle East.

Asia’s Hidden Arms Race

Six countries talk peace while preparing for war.

Mexicans Say: Integrate This!

Mexicans are taking it to the streets, reports guest columnist Katie Kohlstedt, to protest NAFTA in all its forms.

Hardliners Target Dtente with North Korea

The opponents of engagement with North Korea are sharpening their knives.

The Big Yam

A review of Brand New China: Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture by Jing Wang.

Is China a Threat?

When it comes to the putative Chinese military threat, the numbers simply don’t add up.

Klaatu Barada Nikto

World leaders no longer have to wait for aliens to show up with apocalyptic threats and mysterious weapons. We are perfectly capable of destroying the planet ourselves without outside help.

Toward a Defensible Climate Realism

It’s time to go beyond dubious political compromises and get real about global warming.

Behind Obama and Clinton

You can tell a great deal about presidential candidates by the people who whisper in their ears.

Chomsky on the Rise of the South

Noam Chomsky looks at the increasing power and coordination of the countries of the Global South.

Bush’s Last State of the Union

Stephen Zunes tells you the real story behind the president’s latest speech.

Vasil Kadrinov

What will be better for the Roma – to have a strong Roma party or to promote polices aimed to improve the situation of the Roma through the other, non-ethnically-based parties?

False Sense of Security in Iraq

Refugees returning to Iraq and order returning to the country? Think again.

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Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

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

    John Feffer on NATO and the War in Ukraine

    KPFA UpFront | March 21, 2022

    The Pandemic Pivot

    C-SPAN | May 6, 2021

    America First

    94.1 KPFA | April 7, 2019

    His View: Iran vs. North Korea: Obama got a better deal

    Moscow-Pullman Daily News | July 19, 2018

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