Author: Erin Rodewald

Erin Rodewald

Erin Rodewald is a Los Angeles-based strategist, writer and researcher/editor specializing in foreign policy, international relations and American politics. With more than 20 years of communication experience, she has served as the press secretary for the president of the Los Angeles City Council and has provided strategic public relations council for public affairs, business-to-business and high tech clients. Erin served on the team that organized and executed the international events and initiatives commemorating the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration. She is the co-owner of a high tech public relations firm and holds an MPP from Pepperdine University. Follow Erin on Twitter @EDRodewald.

Can Sam Brownback Elevate Religious Freedom within U.S. Foreign Policy?

By Erin Rodewald Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Across the globe, assaults on religious freedom abound. Rohingya Muslims are fleeing brutal ethnic cleansing by the Burmese government. Years…


On Women’s Equality Day, a Nod to the Dual Importance of Equality and Freedom

By Erin Rodewald Friday, August 25, 2017

In anticipation of Women’s Equality Day, we examine the treatment of women throughout the world, focusing on the nations of the Middle East.


Infographic: Who Are the Kurds?

By Erin Rodewald Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Presenting an infographic on the Kurds, an at-a-glance view of a complex and pivotal player in the unfolding drama of the Middle East.


In Defense of Democracy: Condoleezza Rice Explores the Long (and Worthy) Road to Freedom

By Erin Rodewald Monday, July 3, 2017

This Independence Day eve, we review “Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom,” a new book by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.


A Precarious Liberty: Religious Freedom in Erdoğan’s Turkey

By Erin Rodewald Friday, April 28, 2017

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held in Turkey for six months and eight days on charges that he is a threat to national security. This is his story.


If Not Assad, Then Who?

By Erin Rodewald Wednesday, April 12, 2017

“Syria will never be stable while Assad remains in power, and the longer he sticks around, the more extremists will reap the rewards of his brutality.”


The State of U.S. Foreign Policy After Barack Obama: Part Two

By Erin Rodewald Thursday, February 9, 2017

The second in a two-part series grading President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and looking ahead to the next four years under the Trump Administration.


The State of U.S. Foreign Policy After Barack Obama: Part One

By Erin Rodewald Wednesday, February 8, 2017

In which we discover what eight years of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy method of “leading from behind” have actually left behind.


The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act: A Light in the Darkness

By Erin Rodewald Monday, December 19, 2016

This newly passed legislation was named after former Congressman Frank Wolf, a man who has been tirelessly turning on the light for decades.

Iran Deal

The Art of the [Iran] Deal: Will Trump Abide or Abort the Agreement?

By Erin Rodewald Monday, December 5, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump has called the Iran Deal “disastrous” and “catastrophic,” yet his intentions about it remain unclear.