SIWPS member Jason Healey has written a new piece forĀ The Diplomat analyzing the implications of the July cyber-attack on the website of The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Healey, who is also the director of a new Saltzman Institute-sponsored initiative on cyber-conflict, places the hack, now reported to have originated in China, in the context of the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between China and the Philippines. Whether the attack came from the state level or from the individual level of zealous patriots, Healey stresses that this hack is likely not an isolated incident.

Anni Piiparinen, program assistant for the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security, contributed to the piece as well.

Read “Did China Just Hack the International Court Adjudicating Its South China Sea Territorial Claims?” on the Diplomat website.