John Feffer

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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.

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Content by this author

Poland’s Uncivil Society

When it came to power in Poland, Solidarity liquidated all the citizens’ committees, which were composed of everyone from workers to university professors.

The Apology Olympics

Japan wants a "normal" foreign policy. Its neighbors want apologies for wartime atrocities — and an assurance that Japanese militarism is a thing of the past.

Women’s Delegation to Cross DMZ

Gloria Steinem will be leading a group of women from South Korea to North Korea. Why are critics taking aim at this important gesture?

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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