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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.

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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Korea’s Economic Growth Projected to Accelerate in 2024

Randall S. Jones
May 30, 2024
The OECD projects a GDP growth rate of 2.6 percent for Korea in 2024, which is substantially higher than the February 2024 outlook.

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Major Commitments Launched at the AI Seoul Summit

Tom Ramage
May 28, 2024
Korea once again found itself as an important facilitator for discussions on international artificial intelligence.

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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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