Elan Journo, author & speaker
analyzing foreign policy and cultural issues from an Objectivist perspective


Elan Journo is an expert on American foreign policy and Ayn Rand’s thought. A contributor to The Hill and The Federalist, he has published in Foreign Policy, Middle East Quarterly, and The Claremont Review of Books.

Mr. Journo was a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and he serves as director of policy research at the Ayn Rand Institute. His book Winning the Unwinnable War, came out in 2009.

He co-authored Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism (2016), and he is now completing a book on American policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Learn more about Elan.

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Praise for Elan’s latest book, Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond.

“Anyone interested to know why fifteen years after the expulsion of al-Qaeda and its host Taliban regime from Afghanistan, and five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, jihadist Islam is still on the march must read this brilliant collection of essays.”

Professor Efraim Karsh, King’s College London and Bar-Ilan University, author of Islamic Imperialism: A History.

“I find this collection of essays heartbreakingly rational, masterfully reasoned, entirely clear, prescient….”

Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D. Author of fifteen books, including The New Anti-Semitism and An American Bride in Kabul, Fellow, the Middle East Forum.