Elan Journo assesses President Obama's 2015 deal with Iran concerning nuclear weapons and economic sanctions.
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Steve Simpson interviews Elan Journo on the current war between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip, as well as the history and moral implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ayn Rand held that an individual’s pursuit of “his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life.” Fifty years ago, Rand published The Virtue of Selfishness, a groundbreaking book laying out her ethics of rational egoism. What does it look like to be selfish in your own … Continue reading The “Virtue of Selfishness”? Ayn Rand’s Ethics of Egoism in Your Own Life
Twenty years ago the “peace process” ignited fervent hopes of Middle East peace. But that policy collapsed. Peace remains elusive. Why? Now, amid the rise of Islamists, the upheaval in Egypt, the Syrian civil war, and an imminently nuclear-capable Iran, what might it take to achieve peace? Following the so-called Arab Spring, how should we … Continue reading Twenty Years After Oslo: Where Next for U.S. Foreign Policy?
In this four-part course, Elan Journo provides an historical and political account of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some of the questions this course explores include: Who are Israel’s adversaries? What’s the dispute about? How should the adversaries, and their respective claims, be judged? How has this conflict shaped, and been shaped by, the politics and ideological … Continue reading Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict