Foreign Policy in Focus

Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) is a “think tank without walls” connecting the research and action of more than 600 scholars, advocates, and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner.

FPIF provides timely analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs and recommends policy alternatives. We believe U.S. security and world stability are best advanced through a commitment to peace, justice, and environmental protection, as well as economic, political, and social rights. We advocate that diplomatic solutions, global cooperation, and grassroots participation guide foreign policy.

FPIF aims to amplify the voice of progressives and to build links with social movements in the U.S. and around the world. Through these connections, we advance and influence debate and discussion among academics, activists, policy-makers, and the general public.

Latest Work

The Far-Right Effort to Win Hearts and Minds Across the Atlantic

Far more dangerous than the far-right effort to win elections alone is its concentrated campaign to change the culture – a strategy it owes, perversely, to the left.

Florida Farmworkers Push for Fairness in the Fields

South Florida was known as a hotbed for modern day slavery. Now, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is using their innovative model to bring dignity to the tomato fields.

Apocalyptic Christianity Returns to U.S. Foreign Policy

For evangelicals, Trump’s hard right line on Israel and machinations against Iran make him an instrument of the endtimes.

Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

As top intelligence officials warn of Russian meddling in the upcoming mid-terms, John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus joins TRNN’s Aaron Mate to discuss Feffer’s new article arguing that some progressive critics are going too far in dismissing the Russiagate narrative

The Ideology That Unites Trump and the Authoritarians He Admires

It’s about propping up “besieged majorities” in multiethnic countries.

Emmanuel Macron Was Supposed to Be the Anti-Trump. He’s Not.

The French darling of American liberals is slashing taxes for the rich and cracking down on immigrants.

Russiagate or Deep State? What Some Progressives Get Wrong on Russia

Why the current Russia situation is bigger than warmongering and the current presidential administration.

Russiaburger: The Trump-Russia Scandal Explained

It’s now clear that the Russians offered help and members of the Trump campaign accepted. But the real scandal may be money laundering.

Big Surprise: Rich Globalists Love Trump

Trump the calm globalist is just as dangerous, if not more so, than Trump the raging populist.

Trump Isn’t Just Incompetent and His Agenda Isn’t Just Bad. It’s Evil.

After a year that’s brought us closer to nuclear war, ethnic cleansing, and climate catastrophe, it’s time to consider that the Trump-GOP agenda may be genuinely evil.

The U.S. Has Treated Poor Countries Like Shitholes for Decades

Trump’s racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse.

North Korea Is Walking Back War — And Pundits Are Strangely Disappointed

Pundits seem more concerned about the North driving a “wedge” between the U.S. and the South than about preventing nuclear war.

Trump and the Neocons Are Exploiting an Iran Protest Movement They Know Nothing About

Iranians are protesting conditions worsened by U.S. policies, but Washington’s hawks see only an opportunity for regime change.

North Korea: The Costs of War, Calculated

Even a limited war with North Korea would kill millions, devastate the environment, and bankrupt the U.S.

If the Trump Revolution Is Possible, So Is a Progressive One

The increased tempo of the GOP’s snatch and grab in recent days suggests that they’re feeling a certain desperation.

What Happens When Bad Money Supports Good Foreign Policy?

The anti-war movement needs money, and the Koch brothers have it. But it comes with strings attached.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of Israel

Thousands of Arab Bedouins in Israel’s Negev desert are denied power, water, sewage, and roads by the state. And their villages are under constant threat of demolition.

If Asia Leads on Climate, the World Will Follow

China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.

VIDEO: The Greatest Threat to Both Koreas? Donald Trump’s Mouth.

The president’s over-the-top threats have made war seem like a real possibility. And war would be catastrophic.

The Fall of the House of ISIS

ISIS is on the decline, but the catastrophic political divisions in Iraq and Syria that gave rise to it are no closer to being mended.