Elan Journo
Elan Journo

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.

Sacha Baron Cohen Clip Reveals Need To Think More Deeply About Israel

It’s true that America’s approach to Israel is problematic, but the Left’s prescription for addressing it relies on delusion.

How America’s Unjust Approach To Israel Hurts Us (It’s Not How You Think)

If you value human life, freedom, and progress, then you should stand with Israel—as well as with everyone else in the region who seeks genuine freedom.

It’s Time To Stop Enabling The Terrorist Palestinian Movement

Our intellectual and political leaders push aside the need for a serious moral assessment of the Palestinian movement’s nature and goals.

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.