DKI APCSS Associate Professor Elina Noor recently published an article titled “Positioning ASEAN in Cyberspace” in Asia Policy, The National Bureau of Asian Research’s a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific.

In this paper, Noor states that “Although international law is silent on espionage, in cyberspace the line between information collection and military preparation is much less distinct than in the kinetic space. Cyberspace complements and augments traditional analytical capabilities by enabling quicker and more comprehensive information collection by using the larger sets of data. The lag time between information collection, intelligence analysis, and logistical surge in the physical battlespace can thus be shortened through persistent cyber campaigns. This can have significant repercussions in areas such as the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.”

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Elina Noor is Associate Professor, Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. She also served on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. The views expressed in this piece are her own.