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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.

5 Questions with Steven Yeun

Chad OCarroll
April 30, 2012
A discussion with actor Steven Yeun who plays Glenn on TMC’s The Walking Dead.

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Is There a Connection Between North Korean Rhetoric and Action?

Chad OCarroll
April 26, 2012
Chad O'Carroll looks at North Korea's recent increase in belligerent rhetoric against South Korea and Lee Myung-bak. Should this week's threats be dismissed as mere bluster or should South Korea increase its vigilance? A look back at North Korean threat campaign suggests there is strong reason to be cautious.

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Korean War Hero Returns Home – After 61 years

April 25, 2012
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Private Richard Erwin Clapp was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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What Happens to the North Korea Pipeline Now?

Troy Stangarone
April 24, 2012
Do North Korea's provocative acts hinder the prospects for a pipeline to deliver Russian gas to South Korea?

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The Eternally Present and Future Leadership in North Korea

Nicholas Hamisevicz
April 19, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz There was an interesting contrast last week on the Korean peninsula as South Koreans went to the polls to democratically elect members for its National Assembly; conversely,…

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Defector in Their Midst: The First North Korean in the National Assembly

Troy Stangarone
April 18, 2012
A look at the first North Korean defector in the South Korean National Assembly and what he means for unification.

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North Korean Workers Party Leadership Chart

April 16, 2012
North Korea recently held a series of meetings to formalize leadership positions in the new regime. Kim Jong-il was named the Eternal Secretary General, while Kim Jong-un became the party’s First Secretary. Here is an updated Workers Party of Korea leadership chart.

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Why North Korea’s Failed Missile Launch is Bad News for Beijing

April 13, 2012
Why North Korea's failed missile launch could make life harder for China and lead to a 3rd nuclear test by North Korea.

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