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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.

To Young North Korea Watchers

Jeffrey Robertson
March 24, 2023
When learning how to become a North Korea Watcher, what are good skills to have and what types of analysis shuold you avoid?

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UN Special Rapporteur Focuses on Women’s Rights in First Report to UN Human Rights Council

Robert King
March 20, 2023
The new UN Special Rapporteur has focused her first report to the UN Human Rights Council on women's rights in North Korea.

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The Corporate Battle for the Future of K-pop

S. Nathan Park
March 17, 2023
The proxy battle between Kakao and HYBE for control of SM Entertainment has significant implications for K-pop’s future.

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U.S.-ROK Alliance Consultative Mechanisms: Strengthening Deterrence, Providing Reassurance, Facing an Enduring Challenge

S. Paul Choi
March 14, 2023
Consultative mechanisms collectively reflect the breadth and depth of ROK-U.S. security cooperation, as well as the increasingly complex strategic environment in which the alliance operates.

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History’s Long Shadow: Contradictions in the U.S. Commitment to Korea

Clint Work
March 13, 2023
The history surrounding the U.S. commitment to South Korea, including the nuclear umbrella, is critical to understanding the alliance today.

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South Korea’s Drive Toward Deterrent Capabilities

Andy Hong
March 10, 2023
South Korea’s conventional weapons advancements are a critical variable in Seoul’s potential development of an indigenous nuclear deterrent.

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Comparing Contexts: South Korea's Potential Nuclear Armament in the 1970s & 2020s

Taehwa Hong
March 9, 2023
The 1970s was a turbulent period for the U.S.-ROK alliance, including South Korea's first attempt to develop its own nuclear weapon.

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South Korean Objectives in the Final Frontier

Terrence Matsuo
March 8, 2023
While Korea has set its sights on the stars, challenges lie ahead for Seoul's efforts to join the modern space race.

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