North Korea and the GCC

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by John Feffer North Korea has had a relatively short and somewhat complicated relationship with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In the period after the Korean War, when North and South Korea were engaged in a bout… Continue Reading  

Drone Music

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by John Feffer If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony of war and peace all the way through? In the first movement — devoted to death… Continue Reading  

Heartbeat, BDS, and the Politics of Making Music

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by John Feffer Aaron Shneyer describes Heartbeat, which brings together young Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Filmed in Washington, DC on April 20, 2016. A project of Epicenter.

Sadiq Khan and the End of Islamophobia

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by John Feffer Even his own sister was mortified. In the recent mayoral race in London, the Conservative Party’s Zac Goldsmith was in many ways the perfect candidate: a young, handsome fellow who possessed full-spectrum appeal. To win the election,… Continue Reading  

Making China Great Again

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by John Feffer The final of the World Snooker Championship took place this week in Sheffield, the hardscrabble town in England’s north perhaps best known as the setting for the movie The Full Monte. Sheffield is a former industrial center… Continue Reading