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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.

Drawing the Line: Japan’s Crackdown on Messenger App Signals Need for International Digital Rules

Haeyoon Kim
May 17, 2024
International rules can help sort out disagreements on protectionism and security, and avoid a spiral of accusations and retaliation.

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Implications of the South Korean General Elections for the “Sleeping Dragons”

Joo Young Kim
May 13, 2024
The Yoon administration is the first in Korean constitutional history to have a minority legislature throughout a president’s tenure.

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Bolstering South Korea’s Role in Science and Engineering Research

Randall S. Jones
May 9, 2024
Strengthening the innovation ecosystem and boosting return on investment is crucial to raising productivity and sustaining economic growth.

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Increased Attention on Japanese Citizens Abducted by North Korea

Robert King
May 7, 2024
The blatant abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea around 40 years ago continues to be a sensitive and controversial issue.

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The South Korean Doctors’ Strike and the Global Predicament of Medical Training

Mark Tokola
May 3, 2024
Doctors’ strikes have made headlines and become a flash point in Korea, but they are only part of a global problem regarding medical training.

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Assessing Progress: President Yoon's Global Pivotal State Strategy After Two Years

Terrence Matsuo
May 1, 2024
President Yoon Suk Yeol seems proud of his efforts to realize his foreign policy vision, but there remains some hesitation within Korea.

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Can Yoon’s Global Pivot Survive the Elections?

Daniel Sneider
April 30, 2024
Yoon’s ability to fundamentally shift South Korea's foreign policy and build stronger trilateral cooperation appears under threat.

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Improving Korea’s Innovation System

Randall S. Jones
April 24, 2024
Innovation has played a vital role in Korea’s rapid economic development and sustained progress toward the global innovation frontier.

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