Dariush Nothaft
18 months later, a voice of the Bahá’í Faith signs off

With the summer rapidly approaching, many seniors like myself are looking forward to the freedom and responsibility coming after graduation. But, the whole world’s eyes […]

Candidates’ loyalties should lie with all humanity

“I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community,” Barack Obama said on Mar. 18 in his now famous speech about […]

Shifting focus from anti-terror to pro-alliance

My Persian grandfather is a convert: He believes in America. Raised in Tehran in a relatively privileged household, he studied architecture and made a good […]

Kurdish struggle complicates U.S. role in Iraq

For much of his career, my great grandfather served in the Persian army. He fought campaigns against the Kurdish “rebels” in the north. In order […]

Emphasis on The Canon glorifies Us vs. Them

“Let them come to eat and buy food and go back, as long as they are not carrying weapons,” said Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, […]

Advice for America: Align by ethics, not policy

With the official shedding of his uniform, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has given the White House something to be thankful for. In an age when […]

Vigil-goers express solidarity, open conversation on race

I attended the vigil on Wednesday, because I’m a conscientious member of the Yale and New Haven community; I wanted to stand in solidarity with […]

Let Google searching reign, censored or not

Don’t be evil. Google possibly has the world’s most recognizable company motto. The notoriety of those three particular words stems from many places of origin: […]

Feds the latest threat to Net neutrality

Quick, what do Pearl Jam and the Justice Department have in common? The constantly evolving debate surrounding Internet neutrality. That the new pitch of this […]

It’s time for a truce with ‘guilt gauntlet’

It must be the end-of-the-year enthusiasm. Every time I walk to Commons, and often when I head to the residential college dining halls, I pass […]

Qaida exploits America’s credibility gap on Gitmo

We are training the enemy. I didn’t say it. A recent article in The New York Times did. While some might doubt the truth of […]