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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.

Refreshing Our Understandings of North Korea before Approaching its New Leader Kim Jong-un

August 23, 2012
Why a misunderstanding of North Korea could lead to a miscalculation by U.S. and Korean policy makers.

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North Korea’s Economic Diplomacy with Southeast Asia

Sarah Yun
August 22, 2012
As North Korea steps up its diplomacy in Southeast Asia, could it also be a new opportunity for economic engagement?

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Korea Adjusts Policies as the Economy Hangs in the Balance

August 21, 2012
Policy makers in Seoul take steps to avoid an economic slowdown as global economic trends move against Korea.

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What Another Wage Hike at Kaesong Means

Troy Stangarone
August 17, 2012
Does the Kaesong Industrial Complex need to change if North Korea is to change?

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Korea’s New Auto Dispute with Europe

Troy Stangarone
August 16, 2012
With French automakers struggling with the euro crisis the French government is looking to limit Korea's access to European markets.

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Navigating Contradictions in Asia

Nicholas Hamisevicz
August 10, 2012
Perhaps the ultimate dichotomy in Asia is seen on the Korean Peninsula. Despite a shared history, North and South Korea are politically, economically, militarily, and to a growing extent culturally, very different countries.

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The Internal Debate within China on the DPRK

August 9, 2012
By Nick Miller When examining how China manages its relationship with North Korea one must understand the various factions within the elites and competing interests within the Chinese Communist Party…

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Samsung vs. Apple: An Overview of the Ongoing Legal War over Mobile Devices

July 31, 2012
Matthew Tranquada reviews the ongoing legal battle that is taking place between Apple and Samsung.

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