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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.

Korea Leads the Global Antitrust Challenge Against Digital Goliaths

Yong Kwon
July 11, 2022
Building on a worldwide surge in discontentment, Korean firms make the first antitrust challenge against Google’s monopolistic behavior in the app market. 

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Ethics of South Korea’s Overseas Development Assistance

Yu Na Choi
July 10, 2022
South Korea provides police training to Southeast Asia, but regional trends raise wider questions about its moral implications.

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South Korea’s Economic Rationale for Nuclear Energy

Kaitlyn King
July 9, 2022
South Korea’s plan to invest in nuclear power, rather than renewable energy, reflects the current administration's sensitivities to economic pressures.

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Korea, Ukraine and Russia III: The End of Illusions?

Stephan Haggard
July 8, 2022
What are the broader strategic implications of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine for the Korean peninsula?

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Korea’s ad hoc and instrumental refugee policy

Yu Na Choi
July 4, 2022
South Korea’s refugee policies to-date have been largely responsive to the country’s political and economic demands, not principles.

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Korean Streaming Platform Plans Content Featuring LGBTQ Relationships

Jae Chang
July 3, 2022
Streaming companies are more responsive to changing social attitudes towards the LGBTQ community because they are focused on attracting new audiences.

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Evolution of South Korean Party Politics

Kaitlyn King
July 2, 2022
Recent changes in Democratic Party leadership point to politics focusing on identifying and catering to core constituents.

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Small Enterprises Lead Tech Innovations

Yu Na Choi
June 27, 2022
Patenting activity by SMEs revealed tech-led growth through a crisis, but the country remains disproportionately reliant on manufacturing.

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