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

The Impossible Choices for Pakistan’s Afghan Refugees

Refugees fleeing the Taliban turn to their neighbor but find little hope.

Nigerian Instability Grows as Abductions and Murders Continue Unchecked

Nomadic herdsmen and terror groups target religious minorities with little response from the government.

Saudi Arabia Welcomes a Likely ‘Reset’ With the U.S.

The Biden administration is pivoting toward more cooperation with the Saudis after more than a year of frayed relations.

The United Nations’ Human Rights Problem

Critics say the agency tolerates antisemitism, silences whistleblowers, and looks the other way from egregious human rights abuses.

Senators Continue Their Skepticism on the Biden Administration’s Iran Position

The White House faces resistance from Republicans and Democrats alike as the efforts to revive a nuclear deal have stalled.

The Woke Taliban That Never Was

The U.S. said international pressure would force the Taliban to change, especially when it came to women’s rights. It was wrong.

Pinpointing What Went Wrong in the Collapse of Afghanistan

Two new reports blame U.S. negotiations with the Taliban and misplaced faith in over-the-horizon military operations.

Esper Paints Chaotic Picture of Trump Administration’s Middle East Policy

The former defense secretary’s new book details Trump’s Afghanistan deal with the Taliban and the strike that killed Qassem Suleimani.

The Clock Keeps Ticking on a New Iran Nuclear Deal

Likelihood diminishes for a new nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran as the Biden administration faces new bipartisan pressure.

Non-Interventionist Republicans: A Small, Vocal Minority

J.D. Vance won a Senate primary with an isolationist foreign policy, but similarly minded lawmakers in Congress remain isolated.