John Feffer


John Feffer

John Feffer is director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles. He has been a Writing Fellow at Provisions Library in Washington, DC and a PanTech fellow in Korean Studies at Stanford University. 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. He has taught a graduate level course on international conflict at Sungkonghoe University in Seoul in July 2001 and delivered lectures at a variety of academic institutions including New York University, Hofstra, Union College, Cornell University, and Sofia University (Tokyo).

John has been widely interviewed in print and on radio. He serves on the advisory committees of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea. He is a recipient of the Herbert W. Scoville fellowship and has been a writer in residence at Blue Mountain Center and the Wurlitzer Foundation.

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Afghanistan: Avoiding Default

Three scenarios for how the U.S. might manage its involvement in Afghanistan between now and 2014.

North Korea’s Nuclear Theater

The latest rocket launch creates an illusion for the people of North Korea that they live, if not in paradise, then at least in a country that holds its own.

The Oracle of Belgrade

Activist Sonja Licht took no pleasure in correctly predicting the tragedy of Yugoslavia.

Reconnecting the Balkans

"There is no success in the Balkans without reconnecting everything except politics."

Serbia’s Future: Back to the Past

Sonja Biserko, an early critic of Slobodan Milosevic, remains resolute in her critique of Serbian nationalism.
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