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John Feffer

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John Feffer

John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, is the author of North Korea, South Korea: U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis (Seven Stories). His past essays, including for Tomdispatch.com, can be read at his website.


News and Features

The states of the future will marry the least savory aspects of collectivism and capitalism.

The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Obama’s “Smart Power’ foreign policy not smart at all.

How some Republican are transforming a conspiracy theory into a policy position.

Can Washington move from Pacific power to Pacific partner?

When it comes to US foreign policy and the Muslim world, it’s as if we remain fixed in the eleventh century in a perpetual battle of “us” against “them.”

How Turkey is chasing China to become the next big thing.

From 2016, a futurist looks back on 2008, where the seeds of the slow-mo apolcalypse now consuming the planet were planted.

Chinese hearts, minds and pocketbooks get a lot of attention from the Eastern and Western consumer markets.


It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of...
Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.
Both thrive on the breakdown of the existing social order.
If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.
Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to...
Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must...
The United States broke a nation of human beings. It owes them an apology—and restitution.