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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.

Three Reasons Why the ROK Should Temper Economic Expectations with China

November 14, 2012
By Seongjin James Ahn With the presidential elections in the U.S. now over, South Korea has turned its attention to the political transition occurring in China.  This week the Chinese…

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Is North Korea Communist?

November 13, 2012
By Gilbert Rozman Much is made of dynastic succession, of long periods when the organs of communist party rule are moribund, and of the military first policy in North Korea.…

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South Korea Public Opinion Poll - November 3-9

November 12, 2012
In this week's Asan Institute for Policy Studies public opinion poll Moon Jae-in briefly opened up a lead over Ahn Cheol-soo after the two progressive announced they would work to…

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The Necessity of Religious Freedom in the Development & Future of the Korean Peninsula

Nicholas Hamisevicz
November 9, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz  The feast day of Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and companions occurred this week on September 20. The celebration of these Korean saints demonstrates the…

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U.S.-Korea Relations after Obama’s Reelection

Chad OCarroll
November 8, 2012
By Chad O’Carroll When South Korea picks either a progressive or conservative leader next month, we will know the full extent of the impact of President Obama’s re-election on the…

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Korea-China Relations under Xi Jinping: Strategic Cooperative Partnership... To Be Continued

Sarah Yun
November 8, 2012
By Sarah K. Yun  On November 8, China will begin its once-in-a-decade leadership transition at the 18th Party Congress. The current vice president Xi Jinping is expected to be named…

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Can Psy Be More than Gangnam Style?

Sang Kim
November 7, 2012
By Joyce YunSun Kang With “Gangnam style” now attracting over 650 million views, Psy (real name: Park Jae-sang) has done what no other South Korean singer has been able to…

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South Korea Public Opinion Poll - October 27 - November 2

November 5, 2012
In this week's Asan Institute for Policy Studies public opinion poll Ahn Cheol-soo and Moon Jae-in remain deadlocked in the race for the race to be the progressive standard bearer…

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