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.

My New Year’s Predictions for North Korea

December 21, 2011
By Jack Pritchard I am not sure why, but I was listening to a radio psychic for a few minutes last night.  She started off by telling the caller that…

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10 Issues to Follow After Kim Jong-Il

Troy Stangarone
December 20, 2011
By Troy Stangarone The sudden death of Kim Jong-Il has created the potential for significant uncertainty surrounding both the North Korean leadership and North Korean intentions. While all signs pointed…

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10 People You Need to Know for Transition in North Korea

Nicholas Hamisevicz
December 19, 2011
After the death of Kim Jong-il the spotlight will be on Kim Jong-un. Here are some of the other key people to watch in North Korea’s transition.

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Korea-China Trade Relations a Decade After China’s WTO Accession

Troy Stangarone
December 16, 2011
Ten years after China entered the WTO, many countries have a trade deficit with China. South Korea is one of the exceptions.

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Iran - DPRK Nuclear Collaboration?

December 15, 2011
This week reports emerged that hundreds of North Korean nuclear experts are currently working in major nuclear facilities throughout Iran, adding to suspicions that the two countries have been collaborating…

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Korea Crosses the $1 Trillion Threshold in Trade

Troy Stangarone
December 14, 2011
By Troy Stangarone For the first time this year, Korea has surpassed the $1 trillion mark in annual trade volume, making it just one of nine nations to do so.…

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The Growing Role of Social Media in South Korea

Chad OCarroll
December 13, 2011
The popularity of social media will make it increasingly important for political groups in Korea to proactively communicate with younger generations online.

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Clinton’s Visit to Burma: The North Korea Factor and Future Reforms

Nicholas Hamisevicz
December 5, 2011
Following the development of the potential reforms in Burma will help prepare for a time if North Korea ever starts enacting flickers of similar reforms.

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