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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.

Growing Ties with Indonesia: A First Look at South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

Sea Young (Sarah) Kim
August 30, 2022
Indonesia has helped to jumpstart South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy due to the timely nature of the recent bilateral summit.

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Korea’s Falling Birthrate Raises Concern

Randall S. Jones
August 29, 2022
Korea's low birthrate, combined with rising life expectancy, will sharply increase Korea’s dependency ratio and likely pose serious socio-economic issues.

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CHIPS Act: Outlook and Implications for South Korea

Jae Chang
August 24, 2022
The CHIPS Act and the future of U.S.-ROK technological cooperation pose challenges and opportunities for South Korea and its semiconductor industry.

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The Failed UN Security Council Resolution on North Korea

Stephan Haggard
August 11, 2022
With Russia and China openly joined in protecting North Korea politically in the UN Security Council, the future is pretty clear.

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Uncertain Prospects for Yoon's Japan Initiative

Terrence Matsuo
August 2, 2022
While some experts are optimistic Yoon's efforts will yield positive results, there remain significant obstacles to reseting relations with Japan.

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United Nations Appoints Peruvian Scholar Elizabeth Salmón Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea

Robert King
July 25, 2022
UN Human Rights Council appoints Peruvian scholar as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.

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Roadblocks to a Successful Resolution of the South Korea-Japan Forced Labor Dispute

Jae Chang
July 25, 2022
Although ROK-Japan talks aim to mend bilateral relations, a sustainable solution for the forced labor issue requires an efficient and legitimate agreement.

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Renewed South Korea-Mexico Ties

Kaitlyn King
July 24, 2022
South Korea’s focus on fostering economic ties with Mexico reveals its hope of using the renewed relationship to address supply chain issues.

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