John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy In Focus. He is
the author of several books and numerous articles as well as a half dozen one-man shows.
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Articles

The End of Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus

Korea’s Next Generation, Hankyoreh

Making China Great Again, Foreign Policy In Focus

Big Oil Isn’t Going Down without a Fight, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Pentagon’s Potlatch, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Children’s Crusade, The Nation/Foreign Policy In Focus

Ukraine and Europe: Much Depends on the Dutch, Foreign Policy In Focus

Iraq’s Artifacts of Exile, Lobelog

Should South Korea Get the Bomb? Hankyoreh

Trump: Foreign Policy’s Useful Idiot? Foreign Policy In Focus

Thinking Outside the European Box, Foreign Policy In Focus

To End No Wars, Foreign Policy In Focus

Poland’s Tea Party Movement, Foreign Policy In Focus

Darkness at High Noon, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy, Foreign Policy In Focus

Wrestling with Iran, LobeLog

The Leader Our Foreign Policy Deserves, Foreign Policy In Focus

East Asia Is Invisible, Hankyoreh

Life in the Gray Zone, Foreign Policy In Focus

US and Iran Collect Diplomatic Jackpot, Foreign Policy In Focus

Wrestling Jerusalem, Foreign Policy In Focus

Africa’s Success Story? Foreign Policy In Focus

Between Rocks and a Hard Place, Foreign Policy

Geopolitics of Cheap Oil, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Reunification Guessing Game, Hankyoreh

Japan and South Korea: A New Beginning? LobeLog

Obama: The Fairy-Tale President? Foreign Policy In Focus

Can a Green Korea Lead the World? Hankyoreh

Trump, the Islamic State, and the Cliche of Civilizations, Foreign Policy In Focus

Syria: Mission Possible? Foreign Policy In Focus

Je Suis Encore Charlie? Foreign Policy In Focus

Splinterlands: The View from 2050, TomDispatch

Burma: Democracy with an Asterisk, Foreign Policy In Focus

Syria’s Two-Body Problem, Foreign Policy In Focus

After Empire, Foreign Policy In Focus

Kumbaya (Not), Foreign Policy In Focus

Is Putin Really as Foolish as We Are? Foreign Policy In Focus

The World Talks, But It’s Not Enough, Hankyoreh

Eastern Europe: Return to Normality? Los Angeles Review of Books

Mouth Wide Shut, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Middle East’s New Nakba, Foreign Policy In Focus

What Happened to Brazil? Foreign Policy In Focus

The Star Trek Fallacy, TomDispatch

After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders, Foreign Policy In Focus

China and the Opportunity Costs of 9/11, Foreign Policy In Focus

North Korea’s Sorry Politics, Hankyoreh

The New Middle Passage, Foreign Policy In Focus

Trump Takes on the World, Foreign Policy In Focus

After Iran, Is North Korea Next? Hankyoreh

Black Ops for Peace, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Kurdish Elephant, Foreign Policy In Focus

Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game, Foreign Policy In Focus

Iran Deal: Is Obama Channeling Nixon? Foreign Policy In Focus

Obama’s Recent Victories, Hankyoreh

The Lacquer Box, Huffington Post

The Islamic State and the Terrible Twos, Foreign Policy In Focus

Refugee World, Foreign Policy In Focus

Asia: On the Rocks, Foreign Policy In Focus

Reunification: The View from the North, Hankyoreh

Multiculturalism Saves Turkey, Foreign Policy In Focus

Reviving the North Korea-Iran Axis, LobeLog

Venture Capitalists Rule the World, Foreign Policy In Focus

Why the World Is Becoming the Un-Sweden, TomDispatch

Authoritarian Symps, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Young Dictator Problem, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Madness of THAAD, Hankyoreh

Celebrating Destruction, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Missing, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Apology Olympics, Foreign Policy In Focus

Before/After, DC Theatre Scene

Robot-in-Chief, Foreign Policy in Focus

Women’s Delegation Crosses the DMZ, Hankyoreh

Strange News from Another Star, Los Angeles Review of Books

Obama’s Triple Crown, Foreign Policy In Focus

Foreign Agents, Foreign Policy in Focus

Iran: Deal or No Deal, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Retreatniks, Foreign Policy in Focus

North Korea, Iran, and a Congress that Says No, LobeLog

The 47 Republican Ronin, Foreign Policy in Focus

The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Comparative Politics of Atrocity, Foreign Policy In Focus/The Nation

Is Japan’s Prime Minister the Next Putin, Foreign Policy In Focus

Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble, Foreign Policy In Focus

ISIS Unites the World, Foreign Policy In Focus

Obama’s Last National Security Strategy, LobeLog

Greece and the Unlearned Lesson of 1990, openDemocracy

Furriners, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Collapse of Europe? TomDispatch

North Korea: Spyware vs. Spyware, Hankyoreh

Special Guest Star: Bibi! Foreign Policy In Focus

A Neanderthal Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus

Europe’s Coming Battle, Foreign Policy In Focus

Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback? LobeLog

Why 2014 Wasn’t So Terrible, Foreign Policy In Focus

Carrots for Cuba, Sticks for North Korea, Hankyoreh

The Games of Our Lives, Foreign Policy In Focus

America Held Hostage, Foreign Policy In Focus

The LIfe and Times of Michael B, Foreign Policy In Focus/The Nation

Obama and the Gordian Knot of Politics, Foreign Policy In Focus

Asia Smiles for the Cameras, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Dance of Superpowers, Foreign Policy In Focus

Kobane: Hunger Strikes and Air Strikes, Focal Points

The Wall, Foreign Policy In Focus

Letter from Seoul, Foreign Policy In Focus

Korea’s Balloon Wars, Hankyoreh

NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Sum of All Fears, Foreign Policy In Focus

Recognizing Palestine, Foreign Policy In Focus

Hong Kong: The Future of People Power, Foreign Policy In Focus

-Barack Obama and the Will to Fight, Foreign Policy In Focus

East Asia: A Farewell to Arms, Foreign Policy In Focus

Resurgence of the Left in Eastern Europe, AlterNet

Menu for a Hot Planet, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Tao of North Korea, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Cold War Never Died, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Other Vietnam Syndrome, Los Angeles Review of Books

NATO Poised to Escalate over Ukraine, Inter Press Service

The Next Pandemic, Hankyoreh

Divorce, European-Style, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Plague, Foreign Policy In Focus/The Nation

Bombing the Caliphate, Foreign Policy In Focus

-Obama: Into Africa, Foreign Policy In Focus

Is Obama Adrift in the World? Foreign Policy In Focus

MH17: Cold War Replay? Foreign Policy In Focus

Mowing the Lawn in Gaza, Foreign Policy In Focus

When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall, Huffington Post

To Die For, Foreign Policy In Focus

Is China’s Rise Still Peaceful? Hankyoreh

Guys with Guns, Foreign Policy In Focus

Deserts vs. Development in China, GlobalPost

Europe’s Populist Reformation, Foreign Policy In Focus

Participatory Totalitarianism, Foreign Policy In Focus/AlterNet

Coup Fever, Foreign Policy In Focus

Piketty in Elysium, Foreign Policy In Focus/The Nation

The Three-War Doctrine, Foreign Policy In Focus

Breaking the Rules, Hankyoreh

Obama’s Half-Pivot to Asia, Inter Press Service

Obama in the Funhouse, Foreign Policy In Focus

Earth: Game Over, Foreign Policy In Focus

World Cuts Back on Military Spending, But Not Asia, Inter Press Service

NATO on Viagra, Foreign Policy In Focus

What the Crisis in Ukraine Means for Northeast Asia, Hankyoreh

Asking the Hard Questions about Israel, Foreign Policy in Focus

Brown Is the New Black, Foreign Policy In Focus

If I Didn’t Have a Hammer, Foreign Policy In Focus

My Strategic Impatience, Hankyoreh

-Who Are the People? Foreign Policy In Focus

The Standoff in Ukraine (and also in Washingon), Inter Press Service

Ukraine: The Clash of Partnerships, Foreign Policy In Focus/TheNation.com

The Scandal of Syria, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Greatest Threat to Europe, Foreign Policy In Focus

Has Obama Already Forgotten about Asia? Hankyoreh

Why North Korea Today Is Not East Germany 1989, Asan Institute for Policy Studies

The Color Wars, Foreign Policy In Focus

Asia: The Ghosts of 1914, Inter Press Service

The Surveillance Blitz, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Empire’s New Asian Clothes, TomDispatch

Iraq: Revisiting the Pottery Barn Rule, Foreign Policy In Focus/TheNation.com

-NSA and TMI, Foreign Policy In Focus

The World Without U.S., Foreign Policy In Focus

Collapsism, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Jellification of Politics, Foreign Policy In Focus

Standing Up in Turkey, Hankyoreh

American Politics Needs More Drama, Huffington Post

Competitive Suffering, Hankyoreh

Infantilizing North Korea, Hankyoreh

The Real North Korea, Korean Quarterly

Taking It to the Streets (in the GDR), Huffington Post

The Paradoxes of the Pacific Pivot, Hankyoreh

The Secret History of Yugoslavia, Foreign Policy In Focus

-The Velvet Divorce, Hankyoreh

-Eating History, Hankyoreh

Afghanistan: Avoiding Default, Foreign Policy In Focus

North Korea’s Nuclear Theater, 38North

From Pacific Pivot to Green Revolution, Foreign Policy In Focus

The Islamophobic Fringe, Hankyoreh

Dumb and Dumber, TomDispatch

North Korea and Disneyland, Hankyoreh

South Korea: Stuck in the 20th Century? Inter Press Service

The Limits of Information in North Korea, Hankyoreh

Assad and His Droogs, Foreign Policy In Focus

Guarding the Empire from Four Miles Up, Inter Press Service

-Frenemies, Foreign Policy In Focus

-Spying on the North, Hankyoreh

-Jeju Island: Paradise with a Dark Side, Washington Post

Beyond the Golden Couples of Pyongyang, 38North

Running Against Islam, Other Words

Smart Mouth, Washington Post

My Backlogged Pages, The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 


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Events

STUFF
 
A new one-man show about secrets and stuff

March 3, 4, 10, 17, 19 @ 8 pm
March 13 @ 4 pm

Studio 1469 in Columbia Heights (1469 Harvard St)

Tickets on sale HERE
More information on Stuff here

 

BEFORE/AFTER
a play by John Feffer

Available on-line here

 

Jean Monnet Eastern Europe Lecture

Backlash in East-Central Europe: What Happened to the Promise of 1989?

Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Link to video of lecture


 


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Interviews

The Politics of Stuff, Indie Theater Now

Islam and Islamophobia, The Scholars with Ethelbert Miller, January 20, 2016

Europe’s Refugee Crisis, CBC, September 21, 2015

Obama’s Legacy, Peace Magazine, April-June 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal, Zero Hour, April 7, 2015

On Putin and the Left, Ian Masters, March 15, 2015

Major International Stories of 2014, Uprising with Sonali, December 31, 2014

Climate change and security, with Asia Institute in Seoul (video), October 30, 2014

The Populist Reformation, Burt Cohen Show, June 17, 2014

The Pacific Pivot, Anti-War Radio, January 28, 2014

The Politician, Politico, July 11, 2013

North Korea’s Threats, Anti-War Radio, March 8, 2013

Islamophobia, Al-Jazeera (in Arabic), February 8, 2013

Google in North Korea, Russia Today, January 8, 2013

Obama’s foreign policy, Between the Lines, September 10, 2012

Tomcast interview about Obama’s “smart power,” September 6, 2012

Islamophobia, IslamiCommentary, September 5, 2012

Dexter and U.S. foreign policy, Russia Today, August 21, 2012

Politico interview about The Pundit, July 11, 2012

CSPAN BookTV presentation on Crusade 2.0, aired on May 26, 2012

On South China Sea dispute, Anti-War Radio, May 20, 2012

On North Korea, Asia Institute, May 15, 2012

The Pentagon’s Obesity Problem, CSPAN, May 14, 2012

Podcast interview on Islamophobia, Burt Cohen Show, April 12 2012

Creating the Muslim Manchurian Candidate, TomCast, March 29, 2012

Crusade 2.0, Religious Dispatches, March 29, 2012

Afghanistan, Tavis Smiley Show, March 16, 2012

Obama and Israel, Anti-War Radio, March 15, 2012

Are We Going to War with Iran? Burt Cohen Show, February 14, 2012

Republican Foreign Policy, Russia Today (in Arabic), January 12, 2012

The Road to Nomination, Al Jazeera, December 31, 2011

Transition in North Korea, New Left Project, December 30, 2012

On the Death of Kim Jong Il and Vaclav Havel, Anti-War Radio, December 24, 2011

On Iraq and North Korea, Coffee Party radio, December 20, 2011

Europe’s Economic Crisis, NPR’s Morning Edition, November 19, 2011

On Libya, Russia Today, October 12, 2011


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