Foreign Policy In Focus

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Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) "is a think tank for research, analysis, and action that brings together scholars, advocates, and activists who strive to make the United States a more responsible global partner. The International Relations Center (IRC) in Silver City, New Mexico and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, DC have jointly managed FPIF since 1996.

"FPIF provides timely analysis of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs and recommends policy alternatives. 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." [1]


Accessed March 2008: [3]

  • John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus.
  • Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus.
  • Erik Leaver is the 2007 Carol and Ed Newman Fellow for FPIF and serves as the primary liaison with Congress.
  • Miriam Pemberton is a research fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and the peace and security editor for FPIF.
  • Saif Rahman is the Peace and Student Movements Coordinator for IPS and FPIF
  • Emily Schwartz Greco is the media director for FPIF.


"Foundation grants provide the base of financial support, although individual donations, subscriptions, and general support from the IRC and IPS also make FPIF possible. Among the foundations that provided support in 2004 were the Arca Foundation, CarEth Foundation, Colombe Foundation, Compton, Deer Creek Foundation, Donner Foundation, Educational Foundation of America, The Ford Foundation, General Service Foundation, United Methodist Church, Ploughshares Foundation, Presbyterian Church USA, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, Samuel Rubin Foundation, and Town Creek." [4]

Advisory Committee (2010)

Accessed March 2010: [5]

Advisory Committee (2008)

Accessed August 2008: [6]

In 2005 when their advisory board was last uploaded to SourceWatch their were 18 members. Former members were Hilary French (Worldwatch Institute), William Goodfellow (Center for International Policy), and Joe Stork (Human Rights Watch/Middle East). These three individuals were replaced by:

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About FPIF, FPIF, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. Staff Information, FPIF, accessed July 8, 2007.
  3. Staff, FPIF, accessed March 6, 2008.
  4. Funding and Governance, FPIF, accessed July 8, 2007.
  5. Advisory Committee, Foreign Policy In Focus, accessed March 11, 2010.
  6. Advisory Committee Members, Foreign Policy In Focus, accessed August 18, 2008.