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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.

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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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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