Elan Journo
Elan Journo
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Elan Journo (@elanjourno) is director of policy research at the Ayn Rand Institute. His 2009 book, "Winning the Unwinnable War," analyzes post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy. He is completing a book on American policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Journal of International Security Affairs, and Middle East Quarterly.
After This Jordanian Criticized ISIS, He Was Thrown In Jail, Then Murdered

The persecution of a Jordanian writer who shared a cartoon on Facebook dramatizes Islam’s problem with theocracy.

15 Years After 9/11, We Still Don’t Understand The Enemy

Until we can name the enemy that terrorizes us and the world, we will never defeat them.

We Can’t Beat Jihadists Unless We’re Real About Their Motivations

Over the last 15 years, we’ve witnessed two U.S. administrations evade the responsibility of understanding the Islamic totalitarian movement, and fail to defeat it.

How America And Israel Cripple Their Own Soldiers

The United States and Israel should stop putting their enemies’ interests ahead of their own.

Iran’s Faux Multiple Personality Disorder

Here’s how anyone could think it’s a good idea to negotiate with Iran’s openly hostile regime that fuels jihadists and seeks our destruction.