Christina Larson

Christina Larson is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine based in Beijing, China. She has reported widely from across China and Southeast Asia. Her writing on China, the environment, climate change and civil society have appeared in the The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Smithsonian, and Time magazine, among other publications. In 2008, she was named a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists (international reporting). Her profile of Chinese environmentalist Yong Yang will be included in the forthcoming anthology of China writing, Chinese Characters. Christina was managing editor of the Washington Monthly from 2003 to 2006, and editor from 2007 to 2008. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Stanford University.


Hoosier Daddy

Unlike these past relationships, however, the most dynamic duo in Washington today crosses party lines. Old-school realist Richard Lugar, the five-term Republican senator from Indiana, has embraced new-school realist and rising star Barack Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois. The relationship is admiring. “I very much feel like the novice and pupil,” Obama has… Read more »

The Emerging Environmental Majority

Washington’s environmental community was the first to notice the amendment and sound the alarm. Staffers at Earthworks, the Wilderness Society, and other green advocacy groups identified lands in the crosshairs and called allies in the Senate, where the measure could still be defeated. It didn’t take much prodding before western Democrats were united against the… Read more »

The End of Hunting?

Inside, the scene resembled the cantina from Star Wars in one way: It was a strategic place to gather information and try to seal a deal. Men sat around folding tables swapping stories about the birds they bagged last year, but also grousing about the difficulty of finding land where they could hunt. Iowa is… Read more »

Walk This Way

In seven geographically diverse states — Oregon, Montana, Washington, Pennsylvania, Kansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota — sizable access programs have been in place for roughly a decade and grown to include 500,000 or more acres. While the national number of hunters dropped by 7 percent between 1991 and 2001, in the same decade these… Read more »

The Reel Deal

The ads, produced by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, are designed to lure Americans back to the lakes and rivers where they used to fish. As with hunters, the ranks of active anglers have thinned, from 23 percent of Americans in 1985 to 16 percent in 2001. The absolute number of anglers has also… Read more »