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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.

Speculation Remains After North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly Fails to Announce Economic Reforms

Nicholas Hamisevicz
September 26, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz Initial KCNA and other reports about the September 25, 2012 Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) meeting indicate North Korea has made no public announcement on economic or agricultural…

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South Korea Public Opinion Poll - September 15-21

September 24, 2012
Despite Ahn Cheol-soo formally entering the race for president, his poll numbers did not see a bounce in the first Asan Institute for Policy Studies poll out since his announcement on…

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IMF Article IV Consultations Suggest Korea’s Economy is Well Poised for the Challenges Ahead

September 21, 2012
By Seongjin James Ahn In light of all the recent and mixed reports attempting to evaluate Korea’s economic outlook for the remainder of 2012 and beyond, many analysts have been…

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South Korean Weekly Polling Data - September 9-14

September 18, 2012
In this week's Asan Institute for Policy Studies polling President Lee Myung-bak saw his approval rating slowly rise back above 30 percent by the end of the week. In the…

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Korea and APEC: Match Made in a Globalized World

Sarah Yun
September 17, 2012
By Sarah K. Yun As leaders of the Asia-Pacific nations gathered for the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia on September 8-9, the ongoing effects of…

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South Korean Weekly Polling Data - September 1-7

September 10, 2012
In this week's South Korea polling data from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies most of the races remained largely unchanged. President Lee Myung-bak's approval rating remained below 30 percent…

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North Korea – Japan Talks: Caution on Overhyping Agreements

Nicholas Hamisevicz
September 7, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz Last week North Korea and Japan held their first government-to-government talks in four years. These discussions seemed to be a part of a summer of diplomatic outreach…

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South Korean Weekly Polling Data – August 25-31

September 6, 2012
As a new feature here on the on The Peninsula blog we will be featuring weekly polling data from South Korea in association with The Asan Institute for Policy Studies.…

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