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

The Butcher in Line to Become Iran’s Next President

Ebrahim Raisi's rise to replace Hassan Rouhani has likely been pre-decided for Iranian voters.

How Moscow Is Threatening Radio Free Europe and the Remnants of the Independent Press

As Putin’s popularity wanes, the regime is using “foreign agent” laws to crack down on outlets operating in Russia

What’s Behind the Escalation of Violence in Israel

The latest explosion can be attributed to several local conflicts.

The World’s Biggest Art Heist

A review of 'This is a Robbery'.

Why the U.S. Should Worry About Russian and Chinese Ambition in the Arctic

Washington is unprepared to meet the challenges posed by Moscow and Beijing.

What the Leaked Zarif Interview Says About the Power Dynamic of Iranian Leadership

Plus, what to make of the Iranian foreign minister’s claim that John Kerry told him of Israeli covert operations.

Is Now Really the Time to Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal?

As the U.S. and other vested parties kicked off indirect talks, the Islamic Republic announced plans to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity.

‘The Only Defense You Have Is to Shine a Light’

Maria Ressa on fighting corruption and abuse of power as a journalist in the Philippines.

Oscars 2021 Watch Guide

The Dispatch staff breaks down this year's Best Picture contenders

How Mean Tweets—And Bad Predictions—Threaten to Derail Another Biden Nominee

Colin Kahl would be the third-ranking civilian at the Pentagon. It’s a position that demands more level-headedness than most.