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The Peninsula

The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

Korea’s ad hoc and instrumental refugee policy

Yu Na Choi
July 4, 2022
South Korea’s refugee policies to-date have been largely responsive to the country’s political and economic demands, not principles.

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Korean Streaming Platform Plans Content Featuring LGBTQ Relationships

Jae Chang
July 3, 2022
Streaming companies are more responsive to changing social attitudes towards the LGBTQ community because they are focused on attracting new audiences.

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Evolution of South Korean Party Politics

Kaitlyn King
July 2, 2022
Recent changes in Democratic Party leadership point to politics focusing on identifying and catering to core constituents.

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Small Enterprises Lead Tech Innovations

Yu Na Choi
June 27, 2022
Patenting activity by SMEs revealed tech-led growth through a crisis, but the country remains disproportionately reliant on manufacturing.

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Depreciating Currency Adds to Burden of Rising Oil Prices

Jae Chang
June 26, 2022
For South Korea, geopolitical conflict and changes in U.S. monetary policy significantly impact the country’s ability to purchase oil.

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Moving Trilateral Cooperation Beyond North Korea

Kaitlyn King
June 25, 2022
Security partnership between the United States, South Korea, and Japan remains reactive to North Korean threats, limiting the scope of cooperation.

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The Outlook for the Korean Economy: Will Stagflation Curb Growth?

Randall S. Jones
June 22, 2022
With inflation expected to rise, many forecasters warn that the global economy may be entering a period of stagflation. Will this curb Korea's growth?

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It Could Be a Long, Hard Five Years Dealing with North Korea for the Yoon Administration

Troy Stangarone
June 21, 2022
The Yoon administration will face significant challenges from North Korea related to its weapons programs, COVID, and more during its time in office.

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