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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.

Attention and Accountability in South Korean Sports

Korea View
March 8, 2021
Public spotlight is on the widespread issue of bullying in sports as an increasing number of bullying accusations are surfacing against well-known athletes. 

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Antony Blinken on a Foreign Policy for the American People: Implications for the Two Koreas

Stephan Haggard
March 5, 2021
It is the job of every foreign ministry to advance the interests of its country. But how, precisely? Biden’s first foreign policy speech stressed basic principles, and focused in no…

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South Korea’s Interpretation of U.S. Multilateralism

Korea View
March 4, 2021
While the United States looks to address shared global challenges, South Korea sees multilateralism as a vehicle to advance its national interest.

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Korea’s Economic Outlook: Is More Fiscal Support Needed?

Randall S. Jones
March 3, 2021
Korea’s economy shrank by 1% in 2020, the first contraction since the 1997 Asian financial crisis (Table 1). It was the smallest decline among the 38 OECD member countries, reflecting…

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Young Retail Investors Help Corporate Giants

Korea View
March 1, 2021
The rising cost of living and other external factors may be pushing people to purchase stocks of flagship corporations in a bid to grow their wealth.

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Mental Health Access for Vulnerable Populations

Korea View
February 24, 2021
The high rate of mental illness among North Korean refugees suggests that more resources should be directed to other vulnerable communities.

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Kim Jong-un’s Use and Abuse of Apologies in Context: “Sorry, Not Sorry”

Markus Garlauskas
February 24, 2021
In recent months, western media reporting has emphasized Kim Jong Un’s emotion-laden comments admitting both North Korea’s failure to meet economic goals and the severe hardships being experienced by its…

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Human Rights are Critical to North Korean Policy Agenda

Terrence Matsuo
February 23, 2021
Earlier this month, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released another report detailing the dire human rights situation in North Korea. Echoing earlier pronouncements, UN…

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