John Feffer

About 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.

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Articles by John Feffer

The Islamophobe Fringe

The Islamophobe Fringe

September 24, 2012 | The deeper reason for the heated response from the Muslim world is not so much Western rhetoric but Western policy.

Two Cold War Milestones

December 26, 2011 | North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel, although political opposites, shared some things in common.

Al-Qaeda Lost the Battle Long Ago

Al-Qaeda Lost the Battle Long Ago

September 5, 2011 | The terrorist network's resort to dramatic spectacle was at once a brilliant tactic and a desperate effort to revive its own fortunes.

Playing into Osama Bin Laden’s Hands

May 3, 2011 | His greatest magic trick was to persuade the United States and its allies to expend enormous sums of money to fight a small, isolated, and anachronistic force that operated on the very margins of the Muslim world.

No-Doctrine Obama

May 2, 2011 | Ultimately, the administration is unlikely to use Libya as a precedent for intervention anywhere else.

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