Who We Are

Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) is a “Think Tank Without Walls” connecting the research and action of scholars, advocates, and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner. It is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies.

FPIF provides timely analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs and recommends policy alternatives on a broad range of global issues — from war and peace to trade and from climate to public health. From its launch as a print journal in 1996 to its digital presence today, FPIF has served as a unique resource for progressive foreign policy perspectives for over two decades.

We believe U.S. security and world stability are best advanced through a commitment to peace, justice, and environmental protection, as well as economic, political, and social rights. We advocate that diplomatic solutions, global cooperation, and grassroots participation guide foreign policy.

FPIF aims to amplify the voice of progressives and to build links with social movements in the U.S. and around the world. Through these connections, we advance and influence debate and discussion among academics, activists, policy-makers, and the general public.

While our editors work to ensure that FPIF contributions are consistent with the core values of IPS, the views expressed in FPIF publications do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and board of IPS.

FPIF is edited by Peter Certo, the senior editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies. It is directed by John Feffer, an IPS associate fellow, playwright, and widely published expert on a broad array of foreign policy subjects.

Writing for FPIF

For information on submitting writing to FPIF, please read our writer’s guidelines.

Supporting FPIF

FPIF is supported entirely by general support from the Institute for Policy Studies and by contributions from readers. If you value this unique resource, please make a one-time or — better yet! — recurring contribution to help us keep publishing.