John Feffer

Author 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

Content by this author

Libya and the Bully Problem

How does the principle of "first do no harm" come up against the problem of ruthless leaders?

Did 9/11 Make Peace Passe?

The U.S. Institute for Peace wants to change its name. What's the matter with peace all of the sudden?

Al-Qaeda Lost the Battle Long Ago

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

Governments Kill

Governments kill on our behalf. This arrangement is a form of social contract, which means that governments are basically contract killers.

Feeding the World

With evermore mouths to feed, how will we be able to coax more food out of our exhausted soil?

Con Game

Has the U.S. economy turned into a pyramid scheme?
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