Alan Elias

U.S. News rankings miss the point

This week GW fell out of the top 50 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. I wonder if the people who determine the rankings have visited our school in the last few years. When I was a freshman in 1996, the school was ranked 46th. At that time, there was no Ethernet or […]

A `righteous engagement’

Last week, for the first time since World War II, German airplanes flew combat missions in Europe as part of NATO’s Operation Allied Force. Fifty years ago, no one would have fathomed that in the 1990s, the Germans would be our military allies. We live in a world in which today’s enemies may turn out […]