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Graham Webster

Graham Webster

Graham Webster is a researcher, lecturer, and senior fellow of The China Center at Yale Law School, where he focuses on U.S.–China relations. His specific areas of research include cybersecurity, the Sino-Japanese relations, the Internet and society, and maritime disputes. He has previously worked at the Center for American Progress and the EastWest Institute and has consulted on East Asian politics and communications for the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, and other non-profits and businesses.  He holds a bachelor’s in international studies and journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s in East Asian studies from Harvard University.

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Xi and Obama: Same Meeting, Different Stories
September 27, 2016
Xi and Obama: Same Meeting, Different Stories
After Obama and Xi meet, their governments tell different stories.
Xi and Obama: Same Meeting, Different Stories
South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations
May 20, 2016
South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations
What does the U.S. government wish to accomplish with its South China Sea policy?
South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations
Will ASEAN Remain Central to US Asia Policy?
February 15, 2016
Will ASEAN Remain Central to US Asia Policy?
ASEAN centrality, or stuck in the middle?
Will ASEAN Remain Central to US Asia Policy?
Asia Pivot: Does the US Need to ‘Rebalance Harder’?
January 29, 2016
Asia Pivot: Does the US Need to ‘Rebalance Harder’?
The Obama White House is realistically out of time to articulate a newly integrated vision for the Asia-Pacific region.
Asia Pivot: Does the US Need to ‘Rebalance Harder’?
2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public
December 23, 2015
2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public
2015 was the year longstanding tensions went public, in no small part due to changes in U.S. policy.
2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public
Has U.S. Cyber Pressure Worked on China?
December 10, 2015
Has U.S. Cyber Pressure Worked on China?
Read those leaks carefully.
Has U.S. Cyber Pressure Worked on China?
What You Should be Thankful for in US–China Relations
November 25, 2015
What You Should be Thankful for in US–China Relations
From managing conflicting strategic interests to developing stability-enhancing modes of communication and cooperation.
What You Should be Thankful for in US–China Relations
How China Maintains Strategic Ambiguity in the South China Sea
October 29, 2015
How China Maintains Strategic Ambiguity in the South China Sea
For now, careful Chinese officials have denied opponents specific grounds on which to argue.
How China Maintains Strategic Ambiguity in the South China Sea
South China Sea: What 12 Nautical Miles Does and Doesn’t Mean
October 15, 2015
South China Sea: What 12 Nautical Miles Does and Doesn’t Mean
What does Washington actually hope to accomplish by sailing within 12 nm of Chinese claims in the South China Sea?
South China Sea: What 12 Nautical Miles Does and Doesn’t Mean
Five Overlooked Developments from the Obama–Xi Visit
October 01, 2015
Five Overlooked Developments from the Obama–Xi Visit
There are five largely overlooked developments in U.S.–China relations from the current visit.
Five Overlooked Developments from the Obama–Xi Visit
Obama: Cyber Theft ‘an Act of Aggression’ but US and China Can Develop Norms
September 18, 2015
Obama: Cyber Theft ‘an Act of Aggression’ but US and China Can Develop Norms
The White House recently suggested that Washington and Beijing could lead the world in developing norms for cyberspace.
Obama: Cyber Theft ‘an Act of Aggression’ but US and China Can Develop Norms
What To Expect From Xi Jinping's Visit to the US
September 02, 2015
What To Expect From Xi Jinping's Visit to the US
Xi’s visit beyond the Beltway takes shape: an important U.N. speech and likely Seattle stop.
What To Expect From Xi Jinping's Visit to the US
America Can’t Deter What It Can’t Define in Cyberspace
August 13, 2015
America Can’t Deter What It Can’t Define in Cyberspace
Retaliation without a clearly communicated principle won't deter anything in particular.
America Can’t Deter What It Can’t Define in Cyberspace
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