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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.

D.P. Elevates Conversations on Conscript Abuse

Korea View
September 21, 2021
Netflix's new TV show D.P. is jumpstarting widespread discussions about abusive conditions that many conscripts face in South Korea’s military.

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E-commerce Start-ups Respond to the Pandemic

Korea View
September 20, 2021
Existing internet ecosystem helped the private sector expand e-commerce services and respond to unexpected consumer needs.

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Mindful Accommodation of New Families

Korea View
September 17, 2021
Recent policies underscore how carefully the government is approaching new definitions of family structures.

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The Implications of South Korea’s “Anti-Google Law”

Dongwoo Kim
September 16, 2021
South Korea's new "anti-Google" law could have wider implications in a world where governments are trying to make sense of the new technologies.

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Career Paths to the North Korean Politburo Part 3: Personalism, New Directions and Reading the Tea Leaves

Stephan Haggard
September 15, 2021
As individuals virtually unknown to outsiders become appointed to North Korea's Politburo, what helps to explain their metoric rise to power?

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Korea's Rapidly Expanding Gaming Industry

Korea View
September 14, 2021
Korea’s ever-expanding gaming companies are looking to broaden their reach by turning to other areas in the entertainment space.

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Career Paths to the North Korean Politburo Part 2: Toward Military-Civilian Fusion?

Stephan Haggard
September 13, 2021
Recent appointments to North Korea's Politburo straddle the economic-military divided and look something like China’s strategy of military-civilian fusion.

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Public Scrutiny Around Criminal Sentencing

Korea View
September 10, 2021
Public discourse in South Korea that advocates for heavier criminal sentencing is at odds with current legal norms in both Korea and abroad.

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