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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The Bush administration has discredited civilian control of the military. The consequences are potentially disastrous.

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Sam Daley-Harris argues for improving microfinance so that it lives up to its potential. Robert Pollin counters that microfinance must be embedded in a larger development program.

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Keep the Freeze On Colombia

Colombia is full of drugs, guns, and human rights violations. Why is the United States still giving it military aid?

Green Market Hustlers

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Culture of Evil

Enemies don’t have cultures. They have leaders, usually tyrants.

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With Turkey worried about an independent Kurdistan and the United States bent on destabilizing Iran, northern Iraq is on the brink of chaos.

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Rep. Jim Moran thinks that Guantanamo is a blot on the U.S. reputation and should be closed down. He talks with Michael Shank on the implications of closure.

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The U.S. peace movement has worked on behalf of Salvadorans, South Africans, and East Timorese. It is now belatedly taking up the cause of Palestinians.

Ending the "Good War"

The presidential contenders are debating U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. Why isn’t anyone talking about Aghanistan?

The Elephants of Missile Defense

Moscow and Washington are on a crash course over missile defense. Even Putin’s surprise offer at the G8, columnist Frida Berrigan points out, will not likely avert collision.

Isn’t It Enough?

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Iranian poet Farideh Hassanzadeh talks about war, loss, and the politics of poetry.

Screening North Korea

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Rice’s Realism

Every so often the Bush administration rediscovers realism.

Jerusalem: Endorsing the Right of Conquest

Congress recently endorsed Israel’s annexation of greater East Jerusalem. This will make Israeli-Palestinian peace more difficult to achieve, enflame anti-Americanism in the region and undermine international law.

Time to Ratify the Law of the Sea

The United States is on the verge of ratifying a critical international treaty. But the window of opportunity may close soon.

What the Peace Movement Should Do Now

And, finally, three last comments on what the peace movement should do next.

Climate Change Flap at the G8

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

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