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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.

Navigating Contradictions in Asia

Nicholas Hamisevicz
August 10, 2012
Perhaps the ultimate dichotomy in Asia is seen on the Korean Peninsula. Despite a shared history, North and South Korea are politically, economically, militarily, and to a growing extent culturally, very different countries.

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The Internal Debate within China on the DPRK

August 9, 2012
By Nick Miller When examining how China manages its relationship with North Korea one must understand the various factions within the elites and competing interests within the Chinese Communist Party…

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Samsung vs. Apple: An Overview of the Ongoing Legal War over Mobile Devices

July 31, 2012
Matthew Tranquada reviews the ongoing legal battle that is taking place between Apple and Samsung.

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Looking Back at the Korean War Armistice Agreement

Sarah Yun
July 27, 2012
By Sarah K. Yun July 27, 2012 marks the 59th anniversary of the armistice agreement that put a pause to the three-year Korean War in 1953. Although the armistice is…

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South Korea’s Role in International Development

July 24, 2012
By Joy Kim South Korea is currently the world’s 15th largest economy. This fact strikes many as amazing given that Korea’s Gross National Product (GNP) per capita increased by more…

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Driving Change in the DPRK

July 19, 2012
How NGOs fill an important gap in policy towards North Korea.

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Ri Yong Ho Out: North Korean Leadership in Sickness or in Health?

Nicholas Hamisevicz
July 16, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz The surprise news to start the week is that Vice Marshall Ri Yong Ho, chief of the general staff of North Korea’s army as well as a…

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Does South Korea Need a Nuclear Deterrent?

Chad OCarroll
July 11, 2012
KEI's Chad O'Carroll looks at why recent assertions that Sorth Korea needs nuclear weapons may not be correct.

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