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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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China’s Potential Actions in a North Korean Nuclear Contingency

May 30, 2017
Despite the Chinese preparation for a political/military contingency in North Korea, however, a North Korea contingency due to damage its research reactors core causing the core to burn or a nuclear meltdown at its light water reactor is much less discussed in the Chinese policy community.

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What are the Potential Impacts of a Crisis at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Reactors?

May 22, 2017
Concerns about the release of radioactive material from damaged reactors, and concerns regarding potential exposure of populations living downwind of the reactors, focuses on the radioactive isotope cesium-137 (Cs137).

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Will Gasoline Prices Shake Pyongyang?

May 11, 2017
More than any other sanction imposed on the country, a cutoff of Chinese crude oil, translated into price hikes, angry customers, and slashed revenues, would cause big problems for Kim Jong-un.

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Deepening South Korea's Relations with the Middle East

May 8, 2017
The active relationship between South Korea and the Middle East Area is relatively young.

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An Agenda for U.S.-Korea Relations Under the Trump Administration

Troy Stangarone
January 23, 2017
As the Trump administration begins to build its foreign policy, what should its agenda be for relations with South Korea and handling North Korea?

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Nuclear Power is Not the Answer for North Korea’s Economy

Troy Stangarone
May 23, 2016
While addressing the North Korean economy’s need for reliable sources of energy would be a key part of any economic revival in North Korea, the emphasis on nuclear power suggests that the North Korea is less interested in economic development than the rhetoric might indicate.

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The Beginning of a New South Korea-Iran Relationship?

Troy Stangarone
April 29, 2016
While relations with Iran hold significant promise with the removal of economic sanctions, they also have the potential to be extremely complex.

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Five Surprising Ways South Korea and the United States are Working Together

April 27, 2016
There are many arenas where the United States and South Korea work together outside of the military alliance. Here are five surprising places where these two countries collaborate.

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