ABOUT BRIAN FRYDENBORG
Founder, Executive Editor, Chief Correspondent, and Webmaster of Real Context News
Brian E. Frydenborg:
- Featured in Newsweek, The Jerusalem Post, Modern War Institute at West Point, Real Clear Defense, Real Clear History, The Jordan Times, MSN, Venture Magazine, Al Bawaba, Business Insider, Small Wars Journal, Iranian Student News Agency, War Is Boring, Mic, Movie Pilot, Russian International Affairs Council, Global Risk Insights, Medium, and LinkedIn Pulse
- Cited in Harvard Law & Policy Review, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, USA Today, & Istituto Affari Internazionali
- Nearly 200 articles published since fall 2013
- Author of a chapter published in an academic book
- Pioneer in putting together the big-picture on the Trump-Russia saga
- Personally attacked by the NRA & Russian trolls/bots
Brian Frydenborg is a unique and talented freelancer with a background and/or experience in writing, journalism, research, humanitarian aid/relief, international development, international affairs, government, public policy, and consulting. After over 7 years in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area he relocated to Amman, Jordan, in February 2014.
Brian grew up in in a suburb of New York City called Weston, Connecticut, and attended the Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, where he especially developed his leadership and teamwork skills. In particular, he honed his mental toughness as a wrestler, cross-country runner, and as a leader in the student government.
As an undergraduate at Washington and Lee University, he engaged in a rigorous double major program of Politics and History. His main abroad experience in college was in Japan, but he also had other experiences in Cuba and Europe. The summer of his junior year he held an internship at the Massachusetts State House while holding down two other jobs. Upon graduation, he volunteered for several political campaigns in Boston, including the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where a chance meeting with then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and his Chief of Staff eventually led to an internship in the Senator's Washington, DC, office in late 2006.
After doing substantive work in the United States Senate while just an intern, and after some time in the private sector, he began his graduate studies at George Mason University's School of Public Policy. While also working part-time, he completed his Master of Science (M.S.) in Peace Operations, with his program defining a peace operation “as an intervention into a complex contingency [due to conflict and/or natural disaster] for the purpose of maintaining or restoring peace.” The completion of his degree included studying abroad in Liberia—evaluating the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)—and also included studying abroad in Israel and the West Bank, examining the conflict there.
Since a temporary research position with Edelman Berland, the research division of Edelman, which is the world's largest public relations firm, he has been freelancing writing and consulting, roles in which he has had nearly 200 articles published since late 2013 by a wide variety of outlets As an example of his ability to generate readership and engagement, his two top-performing articles from among those he self-posted on LinkedIn Pulse generated well over 110,000 unique visitors between them.
As part of these efforts, beginning in July, 2016, Brian produced meticulously researched analysis of the historic Trump-Russia scandal that was far deeper and far ahead of the analysis produced by mainstream media outlets and analysts. Apart from his work as a freelance writer, one of his contracts was for a major USAID project in Jordan and another was for a Jordanian NGO. In addition, he has assisted a variety of clients on anything from editing and applications to creating corporate policy manuals and website content. Brian has even been in a number of film and television projects as he continues to expand and deepen his range as a professional. He currently brings over 18 years of high-level academic and professional expertise to bear on any project in which he is engaged. Feel free to contact him about any opportunities for which you feel his talents may be of service.