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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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South Korean Company’s Strategic Investment

Yong Kwon
May 21, 2019
Lotte Chemical’s investment in Louisiana aligns with President Trump’s agenda to make the United States a major energy exporter and may help moderate future U.S. scrutiny of the bilateral trade relationship

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Can the U.S. Fill South Korea’s Oil Gap?

Kyle Ferrier
April 29, 2019
The growing demand for oil in South Korea and the removal of a major competitor in Iran bodes well for American producers.

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Confusing Electric Power Currents in North Korea Suggest Radical Reforms May Be Ahead

October 9, 2018
North Koreans have purchased small solar power panels from China to charge their cell phones and produce a little heat for cooking and other household uses.  

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Hazy Shade of Winter: Air Pollution Sparks Emergency Measures in Korea

January 18, 2018
Dangerously high levels of particulate matter in the air prompted emergency measures from the Seoul city government this week.

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Korea's Ambitious Smart Water Grid Initiative

November 9, 2017
By Hwan Kang The word “Smart Grid” became popularized when the energy industry thought applying sensors and having comprehensive control over the whole cycle of generating and consuming electricity was…

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How Korea’s Nuclear Power Decision Could Impact the U.S.-Korea Trade Deficit

Troy Stangarone
October 23, 2017
The decision by the Moon Administration to shift from coal and nuclear power to LNG has long-term implications for South Korea’s trade surplus with the United States.

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Should South Korea Join the Transition to All Electric Vehicles?

Troy Stangarone
October 20, 2017
As the industry shifts toward electric vehicles, South Korea will need to consider the current state of the market for electric vehicles in South Korea.

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Conceptualizing South Korea’s Response to a Nuclear Power Accident in North Korea

June 5, 2017
South Korea’s response to a nuclear reactor crisis at North Korea’s Yongbyon complex depends heavily on many assessments and factors.

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