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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.

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Improving Korea’s Long-Term Care for the Elderly

Randall S. Jones
March 2, 2023
Social and demographic changes necessitate that Korea implement reforms to efficiently provide high-quality long-term care to the elderly.

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Global Reverberations of a Nuclear South Korea

Heather Williams
February 27, 2023
If South Korea decides to pursue a nuclear option, the implications would reverberate throughout the global nuclear order, including the NPT.

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A Nuke for a Nuke? Public Debate and Political Party Views on Nuclear Acquisition in South Korea

Erik Mobrand
February 22, 2023
No major political party takes a firm stance, but whether South Korea should develop its own nuclear weapon is increasingly discussed.

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Beyond U.S. Credibility Concerns: Factors Driving the Nuclear Weapons Debate in South Korea

Jennifer Ahn
February 17, 2023
This piece is one of 12 contributions to KEI’s special project on South Korea’s nuclear armament debate that will run on The Peninsula blog over the next month. The project’s…

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Longitudinal Attitudes in South Korea on Nuclear Proliferation

Karl Friedhoff
February 16, 2023
This piece is one of 12 contributions to KEI's special project on South Korea’s nuclear armament debate that will run on The Peninsula blog over the next month. The project’s…

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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2023

Mark Tokola
January 31, 2023
10 issues related to U.S.-Korea relations, South Korea’s relations in the region, and North Korea that will have an impact on the Korean peninsula in 2023.

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2022 in Review: Is Korea Becoming More Polarized?

Stephan Haggard
January 3, 2023
Korean voters are generally centrist. However, there is some evidience of growing political polarization, especially among partisan voters.

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Pension Reform is a Top Priority for Korea

Randall S. Jones
November 1, 2022
To ensure adequate retirement income Korea needs to undertake pension reform, expand company pensions, and encourage private savings.

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