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.


Rep. Gilchrest: Stop Climate Change Now

Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest sees a hard slog ahead to get climate change legislation passed in Congress. But he sees no other choice.

Trading with Vegas

Vol. 2, No. 15

Suffocating Consensus

Vol. 2, No. 14

The Art of Deconstructing War

Aaron Hughes talks about how he has transformed his experience as a soldier in the Iraq War into art.

Tourist Photograph from Iraq

Here is an example of his artwork, a “tourist photograph from Iraq.”

Interview with Martin Espada

E. Ethelbert Miller talks with poet Martin Espada about the rainforest of Puerto Rico, the shantytowns of Nicaragua, and the poetry of Pablo Neruda.

Rep. DeFazio: Don’t Attack Iran

President Bush believes in preventive war. On Iran, in particular, Rep. Peter DeFazio believes in preventing war.

Rep. Kucinich: Stop Funding the War

Rep. Dennis Kucinich believes that the American public spoke clearly in the last election but Congress is still not listening.

Left-Right Alliance Against War?

The War Party dominates Washington. But antiwar movements on the left and the right have a historic opportunity to change the political map.

No Thanks

Vol. 2, No. 13

Rep. Ron Paul on War, Peace, and the News Media

Congressman Ron Paul is a Republican from Texas, an advocate of limited government, and a critic of U.S. military interventions overseas.

An Open Letter to My Fellow Veterans

Camillo “Mac” Bica talks vet to vet about the war in Iraq.

Iraq and the Transatlantic Alliance

Chris Lindborg looks at how the Iraq War has deepened the divide between the United States and Europe.

Mission Incomprehensible

We certainly don’t need a “why” to embark on a mission to save the planet from irrevocable climate change. We only need a will.

Going Green

Everyone is going green, except the U.S. Congress.

Too Big to Fail?

Vol. 2, No. 11

Iraq: The Failures of Democratization

If the United States cared so much about democracy in Iraq, why has it acted more like an occupying force in restricting the self-determination of Iraqi citizens?

China in Africa: Its (Still) the Governance, Stupid

With its investments in Africa, China is going where no other investors dare. But, Akwe Amosu asks, will this investment lift all African boats or only the luxury yachts?

The Frankenstein Alliance

Globalization has joined the United States and China at the hip, argues Emanuel Pastreich. The resulting merger, based on greed and consumption, is having a monstrous impact on the world.

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