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 Is Already Testing the Incoming Biden Administration

By ramping up its uranium enrichment, the Islamic Republic is signalling a willingness to escalate hostilities.

Trump Imposed Sanctions on Turkey. What Will It Accomplish?

It might be too little, too late, as Recep Erdogan has decided to work more closely with Russia.

How Women Led the Way as the GOP Made Gains in the House

The GOP will have a record number of female members in the new Congress.

Kabul Violence Highlights Failure of Afghan Peace Process

A breakthrough between the Taliban and the government seems unlikely.

Will the Vote Be Legitimate?

From mail-in voting to the pandemic to disinformation campaigns, elections look very different this year. The people running them in dozens of states are confident they've pulled it off.

The Strange Case of Guo Wengui

The Chinese billionaire and Bannon associate behind the latest Hunter Biden leaks has been alternately praised as a CCP dissident and accused of being their agent.

First Xinjiang, Now Tibet

The Chinese government is using forced labor and large-scale ’re-education’ against another ethnic minority.

Trump’s Illness Exposes Weakness In Our Continuity-of-Government Provisions

What happens if a candidate is incapacitated during after Election Day but before inauguration?

Development and Taxation Threaten the Last Remaining Gullah Community

In Hog Hammock, a community on Sapelo Island, residents have faced property tax increases of 1,000 percent in one year while seeing no increase in services.