John Feffer

Bio

John Feffer

John Feffer is co-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.

His website is: www.johnfeffer.com

Latest

Beyond the Golden Couples of Pyongyang

It's not likely that an Occupy Pyongyang movement will set up tents in Kim Il Sung Square anytime soon. But the same widening inequalities that plague the United States and the global economy can also be found inside North Korea.

The Blowback of TINA

Liberal democracy contains within it the very seeds of the American empire's destruction.

North Korea’s Pivot

North Korea is executing a pivot of its own.

America’s Image Problem

We think we're helping them. They think we're out to destroy their way of life.

Running Against Islam

Politicians indulge in anti-Islamic sentiment with near impunity.

Our Man in Beijing?

For some bizarre reason, U.S. observers expect the latest Chinese leader to suddenly tear off his clothes and reveal a Captain America suit underneath.
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