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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.

Finishing the Korean War Memorial

Troy Stangarone
June 7, 2012
By Troy Stangarone On the morning of June 25, 1950 the sound of exploding shells awoke Koreans and U.S. troops alike in the city of Kaesong. With the sound of…

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The Asymmetrical Challenges of North Korea’s Air Force

Chad OCarroll
June 5, 2012
With South Korea taking delivery of 60 next-generation fighter jets in 2016, North Korea's air force commanders will be hard pressed to maintain an aerial balance of power. However, its aging fleet of aircraft do nonetheless pose some interesting asymmetrical challenges.

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What Would a Modern Greek Euro Tragedy Mean for Korea?

Troy Stangarone
May 24, 2012
How a Greek exit from the euro zone could impact the Korean economy.

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Upgrading South Korea’s Air Force

Chad OCarroll
May 22, 2012
By Chad 0'Carroll As the economic crisis continues to lead governments into austerity programs worldwide, South Korea is preparing to sign off on defense contracts totaling over $12 billion this…

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Recent Trends in Korean Language Study

May 17, 2012
By Ben Hancock Going to Korea to learn Korean has become significantly more popular in recent years. But despite the growth in numbers, interest among U.S. citizens still appears to…

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김연정과의 인터뷰

May 17, 2012
Ben Hancock: 김연정과의 인터뷰 1. 김연정 선생님: 대학교 때 우연히 외국인에게 한국어를 가르쳤던 적이 있었는데 그 때 다른 문화와 언어를 사용하는 사람에게 우리 말과 글을 가르치는 것에 재미를 느껴서 막연히…

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North Korea Loses its Place Atop the World’s Most Censured Nation’s Lists

Chad OCarroll
May 15, 2012
Recently Eritrea became ranked as the world's leading censor on media, pushing North Korea out of a position long-held. But have things just got worse in Eritrea, or has the DPRK media environment improved somewhat?

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The Future of Global Korea

Sarah Yun
May 8, 2012
By Sarah K. Yun Since his inauguration in 2008, President Lee Myung-bak has promoted a “Global Korea” policy for Korea to be a more active and responsible member of the…

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