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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.

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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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Young Voters Have Long Held the Keys to Electoral Victory

Korea View
January 28, 2022
Outcomes from presidential elections over the past two decades suggest the youth vote is a nearly reliable predictor of victory, but that support is not guaranteed for either party.

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Conventional Economic Promise Boost Polling

Korea View
January 17, 2022
Presidential Candidate Lee Jae-myung’s economic promises appeal to moderate voters and boost his electability.

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South Korean Presidential Campaigns Adopt AI

Korea View
January 12, 2022
Korean political campaigns incorporate technologies that public policy outlines as critical to the future of the country’s economic performance.

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Is Korea Vulnerable to Democratic Backsliding?

Stephan Haggard
January 6, 2022
South Korea is typically considered a democratic success story, but, a new, somewhat pessimistic discourse has emerged on the future of Korean democracy.

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Career Paths to the North Korean Politburo Part 3: Personalism, New Directions and Reading the Tea Leaves

Liuya Zhang
September 15, 2021
As individuals virtually unknown to outsiders become appointed to North Korea's Politburo, what helps to explain their metoric rise to power?

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Career Paths to the North Korean Politburo Part 2: Toward Military-Civilian Fusion?

Liuya Zhang
September 13, 2021
Recent appointments to North Korea's Politburo straddle the economic-military divided and look something like China’s strategy of military-civilian fusion.

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Career Paths to the North Korean Politburo Part 1: Trends under Kim Jong-un

Liuya Zhang
September 8, 2021
One prominent strand of North Korea watching takes the form of tracking individual personnel movements: the ups and downs associated with retirements, purges and the promotion of new favorites. Yet…

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