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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.

Yoon and Kishida Meet in New York – Not a Summit but a Start

Daniel Sneider
September 23, 2022
The meeting between President Yoon and Prime Minister Kishida on September 21 was notable mainly for the fact that it took place.

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In Significant Policy Shift, President Yoon Highlights North Korea Human Rights Issues

Robert King
September 21, 2022
Since the inauguration of President Yoon Suk Yeol four months ago, a shift in policy on North Korean human rights has taken place.

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South Korea’s 2030 World Expo Bid

Yu Na Choi
September 9, 2022
South Korea is leveraging its strengths in business, culture, and technology in its bid for the 2030 World Expo.

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The Enduring Consequences of South Korea’s National Security Law

Terrence Matsuo
September 6, 2022
At the end of July, the Yoon government announced its intention to relax South Korea’s prohibition on North Korea media.

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Esports Rises as a Viable Career Field for Young South Koreans

Jae Chang
September 2, 2022
As young Koreans navigate an increasingly competitive education system and job market, esports present a new opportunity.

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Six Months into Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine— What is the Impact for North Korea?

Robert King
August 31, 2022
Loyal friends, such as Kim Jong-un, will be rewarded by the Russians, particularly as the number of such friends of Russia have declined.

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Growing Ties with Indonesia: A First Look at South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

Sea Young (Sarah) Kim
August 30, 2022
Indonesia has helped to jumpstart South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy due to the timely nature of the recent bilateral summit.

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Korea’s Falling Birthrate Raises Concern

Randall S. Jones
August 29, 2022
Korea's low birthrate, combined with rising life expectancy, will sharply increase Korea’s dependency ratio and likely pose serious socio-economic issues.

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