Information and Security: Arguments for a Regional Information Network

Raymund Jose G. Quilop


In the information age, the ability to gather, process and disseminate information plays vital part in the enhancement of regional security. Information being the strategic resource in the 21st century, ASEAN member-states must recognize the indispensability of information-sharing and strive to install a regional information network by interlinking their respective national information systems. Despite potential drawbacks, the establishment if a regional information network will give ASEAN states a sense of community and certainty thereby inducing greater cooperation, transparency and interdependence among them.

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