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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.

The Failed UN Security Council Resolution on North Korea

Stephan Haggard
August 11, 2022
With Russia and China openly joined in protecting North Korea politically in the UN Security Council, the future is pretty clear.

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Uncertain Prospects for Yoon's Japan Initiative

Terrence Matsuo
August 2, 2022
While some experts are optimistic Yoon's efforts will yield positive results, there remain significant obstacles to reseting relations with Japan.

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United Nations Appoints Peruvian Scholar Elizabeth Salmón Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea

Robert King
July 25, 2022
UN Human Rights Council appoints Peruvian scholar as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.

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Roadblocks to a Successful Resolution of the South Korea-Japan Forced Labor Dispute

Jae Chang
July 25, 2022
Although ROK-Japan talks aim to mend bilateral relations, a sustainable solution for the forced labor issue requires an efficient and legitimate agreement.

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Renewed South Korea-Mexico Ties

Kaitlyn King
July 24, 2022
South Korea’s focus on fostering economic ties with Mexico reveals its hope of using the renewed relationship to address supply chain issues.

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Partisanship Discourages Responsive Policy

Yu Na Choi
July 23, 2022
Recurring deadlocks in the National Assembly are fed by and worsen the public’s alienation from the political process.

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South Korea’s Food Waste System is a Model for Developed Nations

Sarah Marshall
July 19, 2022
South Korea represents a good case study of a country that has tackled the problem of food waste head-on and recycles 95% of it today.

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Yoon and the Future of Korea-Europe Relations

Terrence Matsuo
July 12, 2022
President Yoon's foreign policy objectives and the war in Ukraine are creating space for South Korea to contribute more to regional security in Europe.

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