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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.

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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Reunification is Not a Solution for Korea’s Demographic Challenges

July 10, 2012
By Elizabeth Hervey Stephen In a recent piece in the Asia Sentinel, which was re-posted in The Irrawaddy, Philip Bowring correctly noted that South Korea is facing a population crisis with…

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Another Blow For Samsung in Its Legal Battle with Apple

Chad OCarroll
July 6, 2012
Judge Judy Koh effectively banned sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus cell phone in the U.S. in a worrisome development for Samsung in its continuing legal battle with Apple,

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The Challenges of Forming Deeper Ties with India for Both Koreas

Nicholas Hamisevicz
June 29, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz The past few weeks have not been a good for India’s relations with the Korean peninsula as it recently went through a minor diplomatic rough patch with…

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A Farewell Message from KEI President Jack Pritchard

June 28, 2012
By Jack Pritchard As I depart KEI after 6 ½ years as president, I want to acknowledge the great support and contributions my colleagues have made in enhancing the credibility…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab the Latest Casualty in Ongoing Legal War with Apple

Chad OCarroll
June 27, 2012
By Chad O'Carroll The seemingly perpetual legal fracas between Apple and Samsung took a turn yesterday when U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of California entered an injunction to block the…

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Korea to Halt Imports of Iranian Oil

Troy Stangarone
June 26, 2012
What are the costs and benefits to Korea of halting imports of Iranian oil?

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