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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Seismic Inequality

Why Chile fared better than Haiti after earthquakes struck both countries.

Blood Sport

The Washington game is getting rougher and uglier.

Earthquake Olympics

Democracy, market forces, and religious apostasy aren't determining factors in the scores Chile and Haiti notched in this grim competition.

Velvet Imperialists

The Obama administration is hearing, but not listening, when it comes to U.S. military bases.

Why Our Taliban’s Gaining Traction

The far-right wing in the Netherlands is just as intolerant and narrow-minded and xenophobic as the radical Islamists.

Music is Still the Weapon

Hope isn't lost for those who believe that art can transform our world.
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