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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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Detente or Degradation: Would ROK Nuclear Weapons Hinder or Facilitate Inter-Korean relations?

Bo Ram Kwon
February 24, 2023
Acquiring latent nuclear capabilities or developing indigenous nuclear weapons entails higher costs than benefits for inter-Korean relations.

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A Nuke for a Nuke? Public Debate and Political Party Views on Nuclear Acquisition in South Korea

Erik Mobrand
February 22, 2023
No major political party takes a firm stance, but whether South Korea should develop its own nuclear weapon is increasingly discussed.

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Beyond U.S. Credibility Concerns: Factors Driving the Nuclear Weapons Debate in South Korea

Jennifer Ahn
February 17, 2023
This piece is one of 12 contributions to KEI’s special project on South Korea’s nuclear armament debate that will run on The Peninsula blog over the next month. The project’s…

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Longitudinal Attitudes in South Korea on Nuclear Proliferation

Karl Friedhoff
February 16, 2023
This piece is one of 12 contributions to KEI's special project on South Korea’s nuclear armament debate that will run on The Peninsula blog over the next month. The project’s…

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An Insider’s View on South Korea’s Nuclear Armament Debate

Kyung-joo Jeon
February 9, 2023
Under direct threats of what North Korea itself calls “‘overwhelming nuclear force,” South Korea is debating its own nuclear armament.

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The Indo-Pacific Strategies Jigsaw Puzzle

Mark Tokola
February 7, 2023
If you fit the pieces of Indo-Pacific strategies together, the picture that emerges looks something like a democratic Pacific Charter.

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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2023

Mark Tokola
January 31, 2023
10 issues related to U.S.-Korea relations, South Korea’s relations in the region, and North Korea that will have an impact on the Korean peninsula in 2023.

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Seoul’s Nuclear Chess

Jeffrey Robertson
January 17, 2023
When President Yoon stated that South Korea could pursue a nuclear weapons program, he started a game of nuclear chess.

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