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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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The Historical Momentum behind the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines Merger—New Approach, Same Conclusion

Andy Hong
March 21, 2022
To understand the context behind the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger, one must understand the unique historical momentum driving it.

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Breaking Down Labor Market Dualism in South Korea

Randall S. Jones
March 9, 2022
Labor market dualism – the segmentation between regular and non-regular workers -- is deeply entrenched in Korea’s labor market.

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South Korea’s New Southern Policy: Will Its ‘Legacy’ Continue Under the Next Administration?

Election pledges provide an initial overview of how Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy may or may not continue under the next administration.

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Beyond the Data: Childcare in South Korea

Julia Fadanelli
February 25, 2022
Working mothers in Korea are in a battle to balance family and professional life. One of the largest barriers is workplace inflexibility and childcare.

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Beyond the Data: Does South Korea Have a Stake in the Ukraine?

Julia Fadanelli
February 18, 2022
With Russian troops poised to potentially invade the Ukraine, does South Korea have a stake in the outcome? There is one suprisingly important connection.

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Beyond the Data: South Korea’s Birth Rate

Julia Fadanelli
February 4, 2022
One of the most prominent policy and social problems plaguing the Republic of Korea today is a declining birth rate.

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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2022

Mark Tokola
February 3, 2022
10 issues on South Korean politics, U.S.-Korea relations, the region, and North Korea that will have an impact on the Korean peninsula in 2022.

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How Korea's Next President Will Approach Tech

Dongwoo Kim
January 27, 2022
The campaign for the March presidential election has been marred with partisan attacks and personal scandals that are reflective of the deeply seated fissures in Korea that mirror the emergence…

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