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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.

North Korea’s Light Water Reactor vs. the Asia-Pacific Clock

Nicholas Hamisevicz
November 21, 2011
By Nicholas Hamisevicz A new report with satellite images shows North Korea’s progress constructing a new light water reactor at Yongbyon. The North Koreans revealed the facility to Ambassador Jack…

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Kaesong Picking Back Up

Troy Stangarone
November 18, 2011
By Troy Stangarone Despite the financial crisis of 2008, the global downturn that followed in 2009, and a year of tension between North and South Korea, the Kaesong Industrial Complex…

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A Renaissance in Russia-North Korea Relations?

Troy Stangarone
November 10, 2011
In recent months, there have been indications that relations could again be warming between former Cold War allies Russia and North Korea.

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The Seoul G-20 One Year On

Troy Stangarone
November 9, 2011
Since the Seoul Summit last November, the world has faced growing concerns of a return to recession and a second financial crisis focused in the Euro zone.

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Dispute Over Dispute Settlement Slowing KORUS FTA

Troy Stangarone
November 3, 2011
By Troy Stangarone After the United States Congress passed the KORUS FTA, the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) in Korea had hoped to quickly pass the agreement through the National…

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How to Leverage South Korea’s Soft Power

Sarah Yun
October 27, 2011
Like many nations, Korea has been seeking to enhance appeal in the growing international liberal order with greater soft power.

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Mobile Computing Wars: Samsung vs. Apple

Chad OCarroll
October 26, 2011
Samsung has gone from being a supplier of low-end, unattractive mobile technology, to becoming one of the key players in a highly competitive smart phone market. Is Apple's seemingly never ending series of lawsuits against the South Korean firm legitimate, or a sign of fear?

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South Korea – India Relations: Missed Opportunity in an Emerging Relationship?

Nicholas Hamisevicz
October 24, 2011
In the last year, South Korea and India have upgraded their relationship to a “strategic partnership,” but some of the strategic parts are missing.

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