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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.

Korean Economic Growth is Projected to Decelerate

Randall S. Jones
November 29, 2022
The OECD projects that Korea’s GDP growth will slow from 2.7% in 2022 to just under 2% in 2023 and 2024.

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South Korea Re-engages on North Korean Human Rights in the United Nations; UN Special Rapporteur Makes First Report

Robert King
November 4, 2022
As South Korea re-engages on the issue of human rights in North Korea at the United Nations, the new UN Special Rapporteur debuts.

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Korea and the Uncertain Waters of the Blue Pacific

Terrence Matsuo
November 3, 2022
While Korea has not had a major focus on Pacific, experts say Seoul should consider ways to contribute to the Partners in the Blue Pacific.

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Pension Reform is a Top Priority for Korea

Randall S. Jones
November 1, 2022
To ensure adequate retirement income Korea needs to undertake pension reform, expand company pensions, and encourage private savings.

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Can South Korea be a Nuclear Middle Power?

Jeffrey Robertson
October 28, 2022
Recent debates on South Korea securing an independent nuclear weapons capacity have not addressed whether it can be a nuclear middle power.

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What to Expect after North Korea’s Seventh Nuclear Test

Jeffrey Robertson
October 24, 2022
The Korean Peninsula is in a pattern of tit-for-tat provocation, but what should we expect if North Korea conducts a 7th nuclear test?

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Yoon Unlikely to Succeed in Reuniting Divided Korean Families

Terrence Matsuo
October 21, 2022
While their numbers may be dwindling, the Yoon administration should not give up on reuniting families divided on the Korean Peninsula.

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The Comprehensive Military Agreement: To Adhere or Abrogate

Clint Work
October 20, 2022
With Pyongyang violating the Comprehensive Military Agreement, should Seoul remain committed or withdraw from the agreement?

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