John Feffer

Author Bio

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 an Open Society Foundation Fellow 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

Content by this author

The Taiwan that Roared

For all the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics and the high performance of Taiwan’s economy, the island is something of an embarrassment to the international community. Taiwan looks like a state. It acts like a state. But only two dozen other countries recognize Taiwan as a state.

How Much is Enough?

Columnist Frida Berrigan wonders, what ever happened to peace, love, and cutting the U.S. military budget?

Big Red Checkbook

China is simply doing what the United States did during the cold war: cozying up to the powerful, extracting resources, and buying influence

Running Against the West

In the upcoming Russian elections, the only real opponent that Putin’s party is facing has no face, no name, and no spot on the ballot.

America’s Rogue Ally

Taiwan's uncompromising push for independence is destabilizing the region, argues Yu Bin.
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