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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.

Bipartisan Consensus on Economic Priorities

David Lee
May 23, 2022
President Yoon Suk Yeol's national vision echoes the priorities of previous administrations, particularly around the need to boost small businesses.

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Spotlight on Korea’s Food Import Dependence

Sarah Marshall
May 22, 2022
South Korea looks to increase wheat output as grain prices rise in response to supply chain challenges created by the pandemic and geopolitical instability.

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Foreigners Face Discrimination with Little Recourse

Mai Anna Pressley
May 21, 2022
Despite a growing foreigner population, there are few legal protections against prejudicial treatment towards this community in South Korea.

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Pyongyang Acknowledges COVID Deaths and Orders Mobilization to Slow Spread

Robert King
May 20, 2022
The mass mobilization of medical personnel suggests Pyongyang is deeply concerned about the outbreak but it may not be able to easily access outside help.

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South Korea, Ukraine and Russia Part II: The Economic Dimension

Stephan Haggard
May 18, 2022
Pursuing sanctions on Russia poses nowhere near the tough choices that arise when talking about Korea’s dependence on trade and investment with China.

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South Korea, Ukraine and Russia Part I: Motives and Initial Response

Stephan Haggard
May 17, 2022
The Moon administration had three overlapping--yet subtly distinct--motives in responding to the invasion of Ukraine.

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Beyond Semiconductor and Auto Exports

David Lee
May 9, 2022
South Korea seeks to strengthen security cooperation and diversify its export structure by expanding its presence in the global defense market.

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Cuisine Traditions Spotlight Generational Divide

Kayla Harris
May 8, 2022
While dog meat consumption has been a tradition in Korea for centuries, younger generations are voicing their aversion to the custom.

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