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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.

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Helsinki Accords for Northeast Asia?

November 12, 2014
There is a desire to replicate the Helsinki process in Northeast Asia as a tool to decrease tensions on the Korean peninsula and to improve the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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5 Important Issues for the New U.S. Ambassador to Korea

Nicholas Hamisevicz
September 18, 2014
Issues for the new U.S. Ambassador to help keep the U.S.-Korea alliance strong and active, both in the Northeast Asia region and around the globe.

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Can the U.S. Leverage Human Rights to Catalyze Progress on North Korea?

September 8, 2014
Two pieces of Congressional legislation, while still in their nascent stages, have the potential to reshape U.S. policy on North Korea.

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Pope Francis in South Korea: Addressing Issues with Hope and Religious Freedom

Nicholas Hamisevicz
August 19, 2014
With his first visit to Korea and Asia, it is clear that Pope Francis wanted to address three key issues that have been specifically on the minds of the Korean people.

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North Korean Human Rights and Korea’s “Global Destiny”

Sang Kim
December 18, 2012
By Greg Scarlatoiu Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming December 19 presidential elections in South Korea, there will likely be changes in Seoul’s approach to North Korea. Since the…

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The Necessity of Religious Freedom in the Development & Future of the Korean Peninsula

Nicholas Hamisevicz
November 9, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz  The feast day of Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and companions occurred this week on September 20. The celebration of these Korean saints demonstrates the…

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North Korea Loses its Place Atop the World’s Most Censured Nation’s Lists

Chad OCarroll
May 15, 2012
Recently Eritrea became ranked as the world's leading censor on media, pushing North Korea out of a position long-held. But have things just got worse in Eritrea, or has the DPRK media environment improved somewhat?

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“Baby Exporter”: Taking a Closer Look at Korean Adoption

Caryn Fisher
February 8, 2012
By Caryn Fisher Although South Korea has been sending children overseas for adoption since 1953, it wasn’t until a 1988 article by Matthew Rothschild, entitled “Babies for Sale: Koreans Make…

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