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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.

Korea and APEC: Match Made in a Globalized World

Sarah Yun
September 17, 2012
By Sarah K. Yun As leaders of the Asia-Pacific nations gathered for the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia on September 8-9, the ongoing effects of…

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South Korean Weekly Polling Data - September 1-7

September 10, 2012
In this week's South Korea polling data from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies most of the races remained largely unchanged. President Lee Myung-bak's approval rating remained below 30 percent…

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North Korea – Japan Talks: Caution on Overhyping Agreements

Nicholas Hamisevicz
September 7, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz Last week North Korea and Japan held their first government-to-government talks in four years. These discussions seemed to be a part of a summer of diplomatic outreach…

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South Korean Weekly Polling Data – August 25-31

September 6, 2012
As a new feature here on the on The Peninsula blog we will be featuring weekly polling data from South Korea in association with The Asan Institute for Policy Studies.…

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Apologies in Northeast Asia – A Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Lind

Chad OCarroll
August 30, 2012
Dr. Jennifer Lind on apologies in Northest Asia.

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Jang Song-taek Returns From China

Nicholas Hamisevicz
August 29, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz Jang Song-taek, Vice-Chairman of North Korea’s National Defense Commission and uncle to Kim Jong-un, returned from China after several days of meetings about economic cooperation between the…

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Is Apple’s Win a Major Blow Against Samsung?

Chad OCarroll
August 28, 2012
By Chad 0'Carroll In light of a California jury ruling Friday, Samsung now looks set to have to pay Apple more than $1 billion in damages for violating hardware and…

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Two Decades on, Korea’s Relationship with China Remains a Conflicted One

Troy Stangarone
August 27, 2012
Twenty years after Korea and China formally established relations a burgeoning economic relationship has left a complex partnership.

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