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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.

Partner, Balancer and Model: Korea’s Engagements in Southeast Asia

March 5, 2012
By Sarah K. Yun Traditionally, Korea’s major diplomatic and trade partners consisted of the United States, Japan, China, Europe, and Russia. Under President Lee Myung-bak’s “New Asia Initiative,” Korea has…

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Resuming Six Party Talks – The Impact of Food Aid

March 1, 2012
Three reasons why food aid might help rather than hinder nuclear talks with North Korea.

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Finding a Lifeline in South Korea

February 29, 2012
By Caryn Fisher In 2009, a report released by the World Health Organization stated that the suicide rate for South Korea had risen to 31.0 (per 100,000), more than double…

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New Boss, Same as the Old Boss in North Korea, But Progress on Nukes

February 29, 2012
We now know that the “modest progress” after the U.S’s first meeting with North Korea after the death of Kim Jong-il actually meant that a deal regarding food aid, missile launches, and nuclear tests would be forthcoming.

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Cross-Strait Détente: A Case Study for Inter-Korea Relations?

February 28, 2012
Cross-Strait relations have improved dramatically since 2008. What caused such different outcomes? What lessons from the Cross-Strait relations can be applied to inter-Korea relations?

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A More Complicated Relationship for Korea in the Middle East

February 22, 2012
Korea’s dependence on the Middle East for energy and its success in developing export markets in the region gives Korea a strong interest in peace and stability in the region.

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Do English-Teacher Cuts in Korea Signal a Sea Change?

February 21, 2012
In the face of budget cuts, the education offices of South Korea’s two most populous regions announced in the second half of last year plans to reduce their roster of native English-speaking teachers in coming years.

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Uh, Unification, What’s That?

February 16, 2012
Debates about the future of Korea were rekindled following the death of Kim Jong-il. But just how likely is unification to occur in the short to medium-term future?

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