Charlotte Lawson

Charlotte Lawson is a reporter at The Dispatch and currently based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Prior to joining the company in 2020, she studied history and global security at the University of Virginia. When Charlotte is not keeping up with foreign policy and world affairs, she is probably trying to hone her photography skills.

Charlotte Lawson
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A Global Hostage Crisis

How Washington tries to prevent international adversaries from using captive Americans as leverage: A Dispatch Explainer.

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Are We Witnessing Another Iranian Revolution?

Protests calling for regime change persist, but would-be revolutionaries face a long and perilous road ahead: A Dispatch Explainer.

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The Russia-Iran Axis

Deeper ties create risks for the West on battlefields far beyond Ukraine.

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Why It’s So Hard to End the War in Ukraine

Both sides see more peril in negotiations than continuing the fight.

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A New NATO Heavyweight?

Poland’s importance in the alliance has grown as it increased military spending and deepened ties to neighboring Ukraine.

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Conscription Fears Spark a Russian Exodus

Thousands of men fleeing the country undermine Vladimir Putin’s mobilization efforts.

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Iran After Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

How the Islamic Republic’s 83-year-old ruler plans to cement his repressive legacy: a Dispatch Explainer.

Partisanship Over Policy at the Heritage Foundation

Interviews with more than a dozen current and former employees reveal how the think tank sidelines its scholars to score political points.

U.S.-Iran Negotiations Continue Even as Military Clashes Escalate

American diplomats are still pursuing a new nuclear agreement despite Iran’s aggression in the Middle East.

The Morning Dispatch: Is the Iran Deal Back From the Dead?

Plus: Marking six months of war in Ukraine.