All FSI News News October 28, 2021

The Fall and Rise of Techno-Globalism Democracies Should Not Let the Dream of the Open Internet Die

From Graham Webster and Justin Sherman, in Foreign Affairs
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At an Internet security conference in Beijing, September 2018 Jason Lee, Reuters

Two key words were missing from the statements that followed the inaugural in-person summit in September of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, also known as the Quad, which features Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. The first absent word was predictable: “China.” Although the country’s growing strength is the clear geopolitical impetus for this Indo-Pacific grouping, officials are at pains to portray their efforts as positive and not about containing a rival. The other omitted word, however, was both less obvious and more important. 

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Graham Webster Contributes Chapter to New Book on US-China Relations

Following the success of The China Questions, a new volume of insights from top China specialists explains key issues shaping today’s United States–China relationship. Graham Webster of the DigiChina Project authored "What Is at Stake in the US–China Technological Relationship?" for the book.