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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.

You can follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his e-mail analysis brief, U.S.–China Week.

Posts by Graham Webster
September 27, 2016

Xi and Obama: Same Meeting, Different Stories

By Graham Webster
After Obama and Xi meet, their governments tell different stories.

May 20, 2016

South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations

By Graham Webster
What does the U.S. government wish to accomplish with its South China Sea policy?
February 15, 2016

Will ASEAN Remain Central to US Asia Policy?

By Graham Webster
ASEAN centrality, or stuck in the middle?

January 29, 2016

Asia Pivot: Does the US Need to ‘Rebalance Harder’?

By Graham Webster
The Obama White House is realistically out of time to articulate a newly integrated vision for the Asia-Pacific region.

December 23, 2015

2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public

By Graham Webster
2015 was the year longstanding tensions went public, in no small part due to changes in U.S. policy.

December 10, 2015

Has U.S. Cyber Pressure Worked on China?

By Graham Webster
Read those leaks carefully.
November 25, 2015

What You Should be Thankful for in US–China Relations

By Graham Webster
From managing conflicting strategic interests to developing stability-enhancing modes of communication and cooperation.

October 29, 2015

How China Maintains Strategic Ambiguity in the South China Sea

By Graham Webster
For now, careful Chinese officials have denied opponents specific grounds on which to argue.

October 15, 2015

South China Sea: What 12 Nautical Miles Does and Doesn’t Mean

By Graham Webster
What does Washington actually hope to accomplish by sailing within 12 nm of Chinese claims in the South China Sea?

October 01, 2015

Five Overlooked Developments from the Obama–Xi Visit

By Graham Webster
There are five largely overlooked developments in U.S.–China relations from the current visit.

September 18, 2015

Obama: Cyber Theft ‘an Act of Aggression’ but US and China Can Develop Norms

By Graham Webster
The White House recently suggested that Washington and Beijing could lead the world in developing norms for cyberspace.
September 02, 2015

What To Expect From Xi Jinping's Visit to the US

By Graham Webster
Xi’s visit beyond the Beltway takes shape: an important U.N. speech and likely Seattle stop.

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