Charlotte Lawson

Charlotte Lawson is a reporter covering foreign policy and world affairs. She joined The Dispatch in June 2020, after graduating from the University of Virginia. You can follow her at @lawsonreports

Charlotte Lawson

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.

Iran Targets Diplomats and Political Opponents—on U.S. Soil

In addition to threats against John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, the Islamic Republic has surveilled members of the think tank community.

Lawmakers Still Wrestle With Biden’s Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal

A year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Americans and Afghans still struggle with its bloody ramifications.

The Morning Dispatch: Another Election Denier Clinches a Governor’s Primary

Plus: The Senate votes overwhelmingly to clear Finland and Sweden’s inclusion in NATO.

A Dream of a Free China

A walk through the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest with one of its student leaders.

‘Ukraine as It Was Can’t Continue to Exist’

As its brutal invasion drags on, Russia targets Ukrainian identity and Ukrainians themselves.