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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 Mutual Defense Treaty With North Korea May Backfire on Russia

Scott Snyder
June 24, 2024
Putin’s decision to sign a comprehensive mutual defense pact with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may ultimately be an own-goal.

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A Tale of Three Triangles: The Complicated Geopolitics of Northeast Asia

Daniel Sneider
June 20, 2024
The highly orchestrated imagery of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin standing next to his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong Un, on the reviewing stand in Pyongyang’s main parade square is bound…

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Korea’s Drive for Developed Market Reclassification

Tom Ramage
June 18, 2024
The findings will determine what next steps Korea needs to focus on to move from the index of emerging markets to that of a developed one.

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Korea’s New Critical Mineral Ties in Africa Secure a Future for Clean Energy and High Tech

Tom Ramage
June 13, 2024
On June 4, the inaugural Korea-Africa Summit brought together 48 leaders from the African Union for talks in Seoul and Ilsan.

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“Crap Attack” Against South Korea: North Korea Sends Balloons Carrying Trash Across the DMZ

Robert King
June 11, 2024
The polemics over leafletting and the “crap attack” balloons are more likely a symptom than a cause of increased inter-Korean tension.

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Into the New World: Emerging Challenges for the K-pop Industry

Mai Anna Pressley
June 10, 2024
The K-pop industry navigates a minefield of a powerful and opinionated new fanbase as they attempt to break into the US music market.

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The Shared Economic Interests at the Center of Korea-Japan-China Trilateralism

Tom Ramage
June 6, 2024
Amidst a shifting global economic order, the meeting brought a new sense of dynamism to economic cooperation among the three countries.

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South Korea’s Role in Furthering the United Kingdom’s Indo-Pacific Tilt

Saeme Kim
May 31, 2024
The Indo-Pacific Tilt provides an opportune moment for South Korea to expand its bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom.

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