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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 Aims to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Randall S. Jones
February 2, 2021
President Moon Jae-in pledged in October 2020 that Korea will reach carbon neutrality by 2050, joining a number of European countries and Japan. With China aiming to be carbon neutral…

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The Government Faces Pressure to Prosecute and Save Corporations

Korea View
February 1, 2021
The Korean government is in the awkward position of attempting to prop up the economy through flagship corporations while holding them accountable.

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The Government Changes Tune on Housing Policy

Korea View
January 29, 2021
The Moon Jae-in administration responds to the failure of existing policy to address public demand for more affordable housing.

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North Korea’s COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Challenge

Troy Stangarone
January 27, 2021
For North Korea to return to some semblance of its pre-COVID existence it will need to vaccinate its population, but acquiring the necessary vaccines will not be the only challenge…

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Worker Voices Not Reflected in Workplace Safety Bill

Korea View
January 26, 2021
The government responded to concerns around workplace safety, but produced an incomplete law because it did not engage workers who would be most affected.

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Growing Pushback Against Public Health Measures

Korea View
January 25, 2021
Difficulties created by the prolonged pandemic creates tensions between shop owners and public health authorities.

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Efforts to Distribute the Cost of COVID-19 Lacks Focus

Korea View
January 22, 2021
The Korean government has not decided whether to protect private sector entities that employ the most workers or contribute to overall economic growth.

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National Call for Child Protection

Korea View
January 22, 2021
A nationwide campaign advanced child welfare measures despite the government’s hesitation intervening in family affairs.

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