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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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Economic Concerns Trump Environmental Policy

Korea View
May 10, 2021
Despite policies acknowledging sustainable energy’s importance, South Korea’s Green New Deal is weaker than initially promised.

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South Korea’s Adaptable Engagement with Iran

Korea View
April 21, 2021
Seoul explores a more flexible bilateral relationship with Iran as the Biden administration signals openness to recommitting to the JCPOA.

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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 Strait of Hormuz and South Korea’s “Balanced Diplomacy”

Korea View
February 3, 2020
South Korean government is trying to accommodate external and internal political constraints with its deployment of troops to the Strait of Hormuz.

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New Prospects for U.S.-Korea-Japan Cooperation

January 30, 2020
Deeper economic and technological cooperation between Korea, Japan, and the United States offer paths to emerging challenges.

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Climate Change is Critical to Assuring U.S. leadership on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

December 30, 2019
The United States can show true leadership in Northeast Asia by making climate change its primary security concern and compete with China in a positive way.

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South Korea Struggles to Meet Its Ecological Aspirations

Korea View
October 25, 2019
Lucrative fossil fuel projects and lingering domestic concerns around nuclear power pose challenges for Seoul’s ecological aspirations

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South Korea’s Exposure to the Iran-Saudi Proxy War

Troy Stangarone
September 16, 2019
South Korea’s petroleum supplies have significant exposure to Middle Eastern geopolitics in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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