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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.

Growing Pushback Against Public Health Measures

January 25, 2021
Difficulties created by the prolonged pandemic creates tensions between shop owners and public health authorities.

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Efforts to Distribute the Cost of COVID-19 Lacks Focus

January 22, 2021
The Korean government has not decided whether to protect private sector entities that employ the most workers or contribute to overall economic growth.

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National Call for Child Protection

January 22, 2021
A nationwide campaign advanced child welfare measures despite the government’s hesitation intervening in family affairs.

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The Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations after North Korea’s 8th Party Congress

Robert King
January 19, 2021
A three-hour military parade and a fireworks display in Pyongyang on January 14 punctuated the end of the 8th Congress of the Workers Party of Korea.  The 8th Congress, which…

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The Biden Administration and the U.S.-ROK Alliance

January 18, 2021
Joseph Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 20 January, bringing the Trump era to an end. Under the 45th president, American alliances faced significant stress from his skepticism of multilateralism…

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Vision Group Looks to U.S.-ROK Relations in a Changing World

January 12, 2021
A report on the future of the U.S.-Korea relationship with recommendations from leading American scholars and policy practitioners.

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Meet the Four Korean American Members of the 117th Congress

January 12, 2021
Throughout the course of roughly a century since Koreans initially migrated to the United States, only two Koreans were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1992, Jay Kim…

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The 2021 North Korea Party Congress

Stephan Haggard
January 11, 2021
On January 9, the DPRK’s Permanent Mission to the UN sent out a press release reproducing a portion of a much longer report that North Korean media sources had released…

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