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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.

What Another Wage Hike at Kaesong Means

Troy Stangarone
August 17, 2012
Does the Kaesong Industrial Complex need to change if North Korea is to change?

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Korea’s New Auto Dispute with Europe

Troy Stangarone
August 16, 2012
With French automakers struggling with the euro crisis the French government is looking to limit Korea's access to European markets.

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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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