The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Eddie Ryan

Eddie Ryan, Columnist

I am a junior studying history and economics. I am also interested in philosophy, law and public policy; I especially enjoy writing about politics and literature.

Reach me at [email protected]

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman attends a flag order he issued for two Pennsylvania state police troopers killed in the line of duty on March 21.

Opinion | Democrats need to take firmer action

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist October 31, 2022
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks during a consultation for the Brothers of Italy party at the Quirinal Palace in Italy on Aug. 22, 2019.

Opinion | Beware of Italian illiberal bloc

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist October 14, 2022
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, rests on the State Gun Carriage as the funeral procession proceeds from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch on Sept. 19.

Opinion | Don’t expect change in Britain

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist September 26, 2022
28th Chilean President Salvador Allende speaks to journalist José María Navasal during his term. Senior columnist Eddie Ryan argues that there is hope for Chileans despite the result of the newly proposed charter on Sept. 4.

Opinion | Hope remains for Chileans despite vote

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist September 12, 2022
H.E. Recep Tayvip Erdogan speaks about his twelve years in office and the Turkish role in the international community on May 17, 2013. Senior columnist Eddie Ryan argues that expanding NATO can hurt the world’s largest ethnic group, the Kurds.

Opinion | NATO expansion harms Kurds

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist September 2, 2022
Opinion | Beware Eurocentric coverage of Ukraine

Opinion | Beware Eurocentric coverage of Ukraine

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist April 2, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on Feb. 24. Senior columnist Eddie Ryan argues that Putin should be held accountable for the Ukraine situation, but NATO’s role should also be taken in consideration for what is happening.

Opinion | Blame Putin, but don’t absolve NATO

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist March 7, 2022
Local villagers receive humanitarian aid from the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan in 2008. Senior columnist Eddie Ryan argues that President Bidens misuse with the Afghan funds is not the right course of action.

Opinion | Don’t spend Afghanistan’s money

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist February 25, 2022
Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto introduces U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken with the U.S. Mission Geneva team Mar. 3, 2016. Senior columnist Eddie Ryan argues that the U.S. needs to take diplomatic action in the Ukraine and Russia dispute.

Opinion | US needs a diplomatic spark in Ukraine

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist February 9, 2022
Opinion | It’s time for a drone strike reckoning

Opinion | It’s time for a drone strike reckoning

By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist January 24, 2022
A painting of a sleeping man called Le Convalescent ou le Blessé by artist Carolus Duran is shown above. Columnist Eddie Ryan supplies readers with notes from a convalescent.

DI Voices | Notes from a convalescent

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist September 25, 2021
George Orwell was a writer who wrote Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Columnist Eddie Ryan shares his thoughts on Orwells writings.

Opinion | Mind your Orwellian manners

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist June 10, 2021