CBMs for cyberspace beyond the traditional security environment: Focusing on features for CBMs for cyberspace in Northeast Asia

Geun Hye Kim, Kyung Bok Lee, Jong In Lim

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This paper aims to analyze confidence-building measures (CBMs) for cyberspace taking place in Northeast Asia. Accordingly, it explores features of cyber security in the Northeast Asian region and concepts of CBMs for cyberspace. Then, it studies networks of CBMs for cyberspace that took place on the government level in the region from 2009 through the first half of 2014 by using the network analysis method, which is useful for studying current social relations. This study analyzes the structure of CBMs networks used in the region for the past six years and the actors. Conclusions of this study are as follows: First, CBMs for cyberspace in Northeast Asia are focused on the United States. Second, the CBMs in the region have similar features to those of traditional security cooperation. Thirdly, they are strongly based on realism. From the perspective of networks, this study is meaningful in that it used a macro approach to analyze CBMs, which was difficult to perform by using conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-106
Number of pages20
JournalKorean Journal of Defense Analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • CBMs
  • Cyber security
  • Cyberspace
  • International cooperation
  • Network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Safety Research

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