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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60-Second Expert: U.S.-Korea Relations

The United States is negotiating with North Korea but hasn’t changed its fundamental policy toward the region.

Artists against Assassination

In their country’s tradition of creative dissent, Filipino artists have taken up the struggle against extrajudicial killings.

Three Hard Truths

The United States is negotiating with North Korea but hasn’t changed its fundamental policy toward the region.

Seoul Searching

after several years of strained relations between Seoul and Washington, will the Bush administration do a similar about-face and throw a lifeline to Roh Moo-Hyun?

Remittances: For Love and Money

The grassroots transfer of money from North to South can be a powerful tool of cross-border organizing.

Hope in Darfur

The latest UN resolution may well be a turning point in stopping genocide. But much hinges on political will.

Distrusting the Russians (Again)

The West should be careful about alienating Putin.

All Fall Down

Ten years after the Asian financial crisis, the Pacific economies have yet to really recover. Meanwhile, as columnist Walden Bello argues, finance capital resists any form of global regulation, making more financial crises likely.

AFRICOM: Wrong for Liberia, Disastrous for Africa

The United States wants to set up a new command structure in Africa. Columnist Emira Woods and Ezekiel Pajibo explain why Liberia and Africa should just say no.

Article 9’s Global Impact

Japan is on the verge of abandoning its peace constitution. But Tokyo should think twice, for the sake of Japan, the region, and the world.

Iraq: Finding the Diamonds?

The Bush administration is looking for signs of hope in Iraq. But it’s coming up against the reality of resistance.

The Future of Western Sahara

Morocco’s plan for autonomy falls well short of what is necessary to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Western Sahara.

Enabling the Indonesian Military

The United States has a long history of complicity in Indonesia’s human rights abuses. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the Bush administration is unfortunately upholding that tradition.

Africa: Green Revolution or Rainbow Evolution?

Kofi Annan and the Bill Gates want to bring the Green Revolution to Africa. Will this herald a new age for African agriculture or the destruction of the continent’s biodiversity?

Counting Troops in Iraq

Congress is finally talking withdrawal but no one is talking about how many U.S. troops will remain in Iraq.

We’re Number 96!

We are unquestionably the wealthiest nation in the world. But the question is, in this age of globalization, what are we doing with it?

Musharrafs Madrasa Muddle

The Pakistani president’s commando raid against Islamic militants achieved only a Pyrrhic victory.

Putting the President in His Place

Congress can scale back the imperial presidency by acting now on Iraq and signing statements.

Turkey vs. Iraq?

Turkey is massing troops on its border with Iraq. Can it be dissuaded from invading?

Interview with David Mura

The Japanese American writer talks with E. Ethelbert Miller about Asia, racism, and the foreign policy of Minnesota.

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