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Elan Journo at the Leadership Program of the Rockies

Blog The Editors | May 2015

Every year, The Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) in Denver, CO, organizes several full-day sessions intended to equip up-and-coming leaders in law, business, academia, policy and politics with the intellectual ammunition they need to become principled advocates of free markets and limited government.


Student YouTube Channel Interviews Elan Journo

Blog The Editors | Mar 2017

Elan Journo, the Ayn Rand Institute’s director of Policy Research and foreign policy expert, recently gave a wide-ranging video interview to the student-run YouTube channel Objectivist Discussions.


Three Things We Must Know in Order to Stop Jihadists

OPED by Elan Journo | Dec 2016

The truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin has cast a lurid spotlight on German authorities. The police apparently knew the suspect, had evidence of his ties to jihadists and believed he posed a threat. Yet twelve people are now dead. Last August, we saw a truck used as a weapon of jihad in


Washington’s Failed War in Afghanistan

OPED by Elan Journo | Jun 2006

America’s campaign in Afghanistan was once widely hailed as a success in the “war on terror.” We have nothing more to fear from Afghanistan, our policy makers told us, because the war had accomplished its two main goals: al Qaeda and its sponsoring regime, the Taliban, were supposedly long gone, and

"Atlas Shrugged" Still Flying Off Shelves!

WASHINGTON — New reports from Ayn Rand’s publisher indicates that sales figures for “Atlas Shrugged” are continuing a remarkable trend. In 2011 all English editions of “Atlas Shrugged” sold 445,000 copies. “This is incredible,” says Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.


Understanding the Jihadist Menace

Article by The Editors | Jun 2016

Since 9/11, ARI has argued for the need to understand and properly define the enemy that struck us. That’s a necessary condition for combatting it effectively, a point Bush and Obama’s policy failures confirm. After Orlando, Brussels, Paris, Garland, and so many other attacks, the need


The Israel-Palestinian War

Article by Elan Journo | Jul 2014

The latest fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has raged now for almost three weeks. World opinion seems opposed to Israel’s actions, with anti-Israel demonstrations breaking out throughout Europe, although some groups have sided with Israel in the U.S. and Britain. The U.N. and the


What Real War Looks Like

OPED by Elan Journo | Dec 2006

The Iraq Study Group has issued many specific recommendations, but the options boil down to a maddeningly limited range: pull out or send more troops to do democracy-building and, either way, “engage” the hostile regimes in Iran and Syria. Missing from the list is the one option our self-defense


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

OPED by Elan Journo | Apr 2016

March 22: suicide bombings at Brussels airport and on the city’s metro. March 27: a suicide bombing at a crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan. The differences between these attacks are considerable, and a mainstream perspective would have us focus on that data narrowly. But to understand these attacks —


“Just War Theory” vs. American Self-Defense

Article by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein | Spring 2006

Authors' Note: This essay is partially based on a lecture, “The Morality of War,” delivered by Yaron Brook at numerous venues across the country including the 2004 Objectivist Summer Conference. It has been nearly five years since September 11, 2001 — the day that Islamic terrorists incinerated