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

F-16s Raise Questions about the Future of Ukraine Aid

The White House’s delay in sending fighter jets gives more time for GOP support for Ukraine aid to wither.

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Biden’s Camp David Moment

South Korea and Japan set aside historical differences to address a rising China.

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Incentivizing More Iranian Terrorism

Analysts say $6 billion the U.S. is sending to Iran won’t just underwrite humanitarian expenses.

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Italy Spurns China’s Belt and Road

Rome’s prospective pullout from the infrastructure project signals a European shift away from Beijing.

Niger’s Coup Threatens to Spark Wider Violence

The junta consolidates power while its neighbors weigh their next steps.

Pakistan’s Self-Made Jihadist Crisis

Years of playing footsie with the Taliban has fed the country’s current insurgent violence.

Ukraine’s Stalled Counteroffensive, Explained 

Efforts to reclaim occupied territory have faced early setbacks, but Ukraine is focused on the long term.

South Africa Looks East

The important U.S. trading partner tries to toe the line between Washington and Moscow.

Russia’s Withdrawal From Ukraine Grain Deal Threatens Millions

Food shortages are likely if agricultural goods can't get out of the Black Sea.

Surprise and Frustration at the NATO Summit

Turkey drops its opposition to Swedish accession, but Ukraine is left with uncertainty.