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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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Number of North Korean Defectors Declines

Robert King
February 19, 2020
Figures on North Korean refugees reaching South Korea, the United States and elsewhere in the last year are significantly lower than in the recent past.

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What the United States Can Do to Help North Korea with the Coronavirus

Troy Stangarone
February 10, 2020
Helping North Korea address the coronavirus could serve as an entryway for the United States build trust needed for future talks on other issues.

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Special Rapporteur Discusses North Korea’s Engagement with the UN on Human Rights

Robert King
November 21, 2019
North Korea has participated in the UN's Universal Periodic Review of human rights, while it has been unwilling to engage other UN human rights mechanisms.

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Quiet over the Deportation of North Koreans

Korea View
November 19, 2019
While human rights groups condemned the extradition, the disinterest of the South Korean people may reflect changing domestic attitudes towards North Korea.

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Reports of Defector Dissatisfaction Raise Questions About Resettlement Process

Korea View
November 1, 2019
Social challenges - rather than material privation - affect North Korean defectors during their resettlement in South Korea.

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Engaging the Koreas on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

October 22, 2019
The SDGs are ambitious and aspirational, and there is plenty of branding, bluster and propaganda by governments, but both Koreas take them seriously.

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Tokyo Commemoration Focuses on Abduction of Japanese by North Korea in 1970s; Issue Is Far from Resolved

Robert King
September 18, 2019
It is clear that North Korea will have to show progress on resolving the abduction issue to move relations forward with Japan.

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U.S. Extends Ban on Travel to North Korea; Military Threat not Travel Danger is the Reason

Robert King
August 23, 2019
The U.S. should allow exceptions for humanitarian travel to the NGOs who play an important role in demonstrating the humanitarian values of Americans.

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