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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Authoritarian Symps

In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"

Celebrating Destruction

Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?

The 1.5 Million Man March

China has its vanishing girls. North Korea has its disappeared prisoners. And America has a generation of missing, jailed, and dead black men.

Obama’s Triple Crown

Obama's no peace president, but he's won important diplomatic victories. Will they survive the 2016 election?
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