Articles by: Imad Rizvi '18

French presidential candidates stand on stage before a debate on March 20, 2017.

For Global Stability, The French Must Vote Macron

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In two days, on Sunday, April 23, French voters will head to the polls for the first round of voting in their country’s presidential election, after a long and tumultuous campaign season. Last November, facing a historically low, single-digit approval rating, outgoing President Francois Hollande decided not to seek reelection.Read More

Syrian men carry  children through rubble in Aleppo in September 2016.

For Humanity’s Sake, America Must End The War in Syria

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, the world was left shocked by the news of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime using chemical weapons on its own people. This attack destroyed communities, deprived children of their parents, and inflicted  major brain and nerve damage upon survivors. Even more disheartening is that this was only one incidentRead More

How To Halt A Global Trend In Populism

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

When Britain voted last year to leave the European Union, the Philippines elected Mr. Rodrigo Duterte as President, and Mr. Donald Trump P ’00 became the President of the United States, it seemed like right-wing populism was becoming an unstoppable global trend. With major elections coming up this year inRead More

American agents patrol the Mexican border alongside an existing border wall. The United States Department of Homeland Security is responsible for monitoring the borders.

Embrace Immigrants

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This article is part of a for-against series. See the other side here.  Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, one of America’s most iconic monuments, are the words “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.” Indeed, as this quote implies, immigration is the foundationRead More

Time to Fight Second Amendment Madness

Time to Fight Second Amendment Madness

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On December 14th, 2012, in Newtown, Conn., an armed and mentally unstable man stepped into Sandy Hook Elementary School. After five minutes that included over 150 gunshots, twenty children and eight adults were dead. Guns are a constant threat in our society today — on average, they kill ninety AmericansRead More

To Fix Our Flaws, We Must Reform the Electoral College

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Despite winning by millions in the popular vote, Hillary Clinton is likely to be defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. This is because the election is actually decided by the Electoral College, a system that gives each state a certain number of representatives called electors that willRead More

US and Saudi Alliance: An Immoral Marriage

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Saudi Arabia and the United States may have a strategic diplomatic marriage, but it’s time for a separation. The regime in Saudi Arabia is sexist and homophobic. It blatantly disregards human rights. A recent airstrike from a Saudi Arabia-led coalition crashed down on a funeral home, killing and injuring hundredsRead More

Colombian citizens protest their government’s peace talks with the FARC, concerned with the small amount of criminals brought justice

Colombians Deserve More Than Peace – They Deserve Justice

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The plundering of cities, kidnapping of civilians, and extortion of businesses that has occurred for decades in Colombia seems to be headed into a decline. The conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)  and the Colombian government has led to the deaths of over 220,000 and the displacementRead More

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Is the Syrian Conflict Devolving Into a Proxy War?

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Hundreds of Syrians are being killed each week as bombs, missiles, and gunfire continue to rain on both fighters and civilians in the midst of a brutal civil war. Both the United States and Russia are involved in the conflict, actively pursuing imperious goals in the region. In order toRead More