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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.

Flexibility Needed for Six Party Success

Chad OCarroll
October 19, 2011
After nearly three years of interruption, a flurry of recent diplomatic activity has suggested that significant efforts are being made to restart the Six Party Talks. But do meetings and recent State visits give cause for optimism on a swift resumption?

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Korea Can Do More in the Middle East

Troy Stangarone
October 19, 2011
While Korea’s efforts in helping Libya are laudable, Korea may also be in a position to help utilize lessons from its own development to help with the transition in the Middle East.

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The Korean Approach in Africa: Unique or Ordinary?

Sarah Yun
October 18, 2011
Although Korea established diplomatic relations with many African countries in the early 1960s, it was not until recently that these relations were aggressively nurtured.

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A New Type of Korean Leadership in the Midst of Continued U.S. Preeminence

Sarah Yun
October 14, 2011
While thanking Congress for the ratification of the KORUS FTA, President Lee discussed Korea’s growing role on the world stage.

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Important Issues in Asia’s Future Connect South Korea and India

Nicholas Hamisevicz
October 14, 2011
Beyond the U.S.-Korea alliance, Korea’s emerging relationship with India is also an important aspect in the development of Asia in the 21st century.

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Congress Approves the KORUS FTA

Troy Stangarone
October 13, 2011
Ensuring passage of the KORUS FTA in time for President Lee’s visit is reflective of the strong nature of the alliance.

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The Lee-Obama Summit – A Celebration

October 12, 2011
By Amb. Charles (Jack) Pritchard The official State Visit by Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak this week marks a true celebration of a remarkable partnership between the United States…

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Seeing What I Could See in North Korea

Nicholas Hamisevicz
October 5, 2011
In late August,, KEI's Nicholas Hamisevicz joined a tourist group led by the Young Pioneer Tours company on a one week trip to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or North Korea).

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