Raj Kannappan is a junior at Cornell University pursuing a B.A. in Government and Asian Studies. Currently, he is Chairman of the Cornell University College Republicans and a regular opinion columnist for the Cornell Review, recently voted by peers as the top conservative campus newspaper in the country, and TheCollegeConservative, a national online publication that includes conservative commentary from college students.
He has interned at the Hudson Institute, providing research assistance for Senior Fellow Tevi Troy, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President Bush, and Senior Fellow Richard Weitz, an expert on regional security issues and WMD nonproliferation policies. He has also conducted health economics and international security research at Cornell, studying the effects of tobacco tax differences on inter-state purchasing and the implications of cost-benefit analyses in democratic military interventions.
Having been born in India and having lived in India, Singapore, Thailand, and now, America, Raj has come to recognize the importance of American leadership, small government, personal responsibility, and most importantly, family. His interests include politics, international affairs, military history, and cricket.
In a world that is increasingly complex, we need to seek greater awareness of the blending of cultures and America's changing role in a global community.
Though Barack Obama did not intend to make Israel stronger with his foreign policy, his incompetence has given Benjamin Netanyahu more independence.
Three years ago, Bahrain was a great place to go to escape Saudi Arabia. Now the island nation is filled with turmoil.
The Boston Globe is making excuses for the Boston Marathon bombers. The answer is simple: they were radical extremists.
Barack Obama is playing dangerous games in the Middle East and they may have dire long range consequencts.
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Published 1:03 p.m. February 12, 2013
The ICC has fallen short on its promise of bringing justice to the international community.
Published 9:42 p.m. March 12, 2012
Eric Holder makes the Obama Administration's case that assassinating Americans abroad is better than waterboarding terrorists. All they ask is that we trust them.
Published 1:39 a.m. January 23, 2012
Gone are the days when the Girl scouts' 3Cs stood for cookies, camping, and crafts.
Published 11:41 p.m. January 8, 2012
For President Obama, the constitution is sacrosanct, except when he feels he knows better.
Published 9:46 a.m. December 21, 2011
Nation building is an all-American activity. We should remember what we did right in Iraq and what we did wrong, because we'll inevitably do it again.
Published 1:00 a.m. December 13, 2011
The coming election is about one thing and one thing only: President Barack Obama