Author: 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?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 FreedomFriday, 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?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 FreedomMonday, 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 TurkeyFriday, 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?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 TwoThursday, 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 OneWednesday, 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 DarknessMonday, 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.
The Art of the [Iran] Deal: Will Trump Abide or Abort the Agreement?Monday, December 5, 2016
President-Elect Donald Trump has called the Iran Deal “disastrous” and “catastrophic,” yet his intentions about it remain unclear.