John Feffer

 

Trump and Russia: Shortest Reset Ever

Politics

In Trump, the Kremlin got what it wanted — an America paralyzed by an incompetent administration at odds with more than half the country’s population.

Making America Mediocre Again

Features

As conditions in the U.S. deteriorate, the world will continue to suffer the consequences of U.S. military force — but without the mitigating influences of U.S. foreign aid and diplomacy.

The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil

Environment

Economists said the market would save the planet. It didn’t. The nosedive in oil prices has been good news for a lot of people and a lot of countries. But it’s not good news for the planet.

After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders

Politics

Hillary Clinton just laid out a hawkish foreign policy vision in a major speech. How do her views stack up against those of Bernie Sanders, her challenger from the left?

Obama’s Triple Crown

Politics

Obama is no peace president, but he has won important diplomatic victories. Will they survive the 2016 election? He has two years to make the rapprochements with Iran and Cuba irreversible. If he can do that, and bring about a ceasefire in Syria, his diplomatic legacy will be secure.

Is Japan’s Peace Constitution Dead?

Politics

Despite its peace constitution, Japan boasts one of the largest militaries in the world. Over the last several decades, after repeated “reinterpretations,” the peace constitution has become increasingly enfeebled

Kim the Third

Politics

No one performs Shakespeare in the theaters of Pyongyang. Instead, he is enacted in the corridors of power. The case against Jang reminds us that even those near the very top of the North Korean pyramid harbor hopes of change, if only circumstances were to become more propitious. “Kim the Third” has quickly demonstrated that, like his grandfather, he will act decisively and ruthlessly to maintain his perch.

South Korea: Stuck in the 20th Century?

Politics

South Korea is at the cutting edge of global technology but in terms of its foreign policy and relations with North Korea and Japan particularly, the country remains in a 20th century mindset.

Droning On

Features

Today, the United States maintains a near monopoly on military drone technology, with only Israel and Britain also deploying these systems, but the landscape is rapidly changing. John Feffer, from Foreign Policy In Focus takes a look at the unnerving future of drone technology and its seemingly inevitable proliferation.

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art

Docfilmfest

Docfilmfest

EcotileFactory

EcotileFactory

Wanted in Europe

Wanted in Europe