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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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Russia’s DPRK Policy during the Biden Administration: Same Dream, Different Beds

James D.J. Brown
March 17, 2021
Despite President Joe Biden’s previous description of Russia as an “opponent” and the regime of President Vladimir Putin as “KGB thugs”, it remains possible for Washington and Moscow to cooperate…

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New China-Korea Military Hotlines

Korea View
March 10, 2021
Repeated Chinese intrusions into South Korea’s air defense identification zone led to the establishment of two new military hotlines between the two countries.

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OPCON Transfer Follows Pragmatic Path

Korea View
February 10, 2021
Despite President Moon’s pledge to accelerate the transfer of wartime command of U.S.-Korea forces, both governments reaffirm that this will be conditions-based.

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The Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations after North Korea’s 8th Party Congress

Robert King
January 19, 2021
A three-hour military parade and a fireworks display in Pyongyang on January 14 punctuated the end of the 8th Congress of the Workers Party of Korea.  The 8th Congress, which…

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The Biden Administration and the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Terrence Matsuo
January 18, 2021
Joseph Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 20 January, bringing the Trump era to an end. Under the 45th president, American alliances faced significant stress from his skepticism of multilateralism…

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The 2021 North Korea Party Congress

Stephan Haggard
January 11, 2021
On January 9, the DPRK’s Permanent Mission to the UN sent out a press release reproducing a portion of a much longer report that North Korean media sources had released…

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The Obama Administration and North Korea in 2009 Part 3: The Lessons of the First Year

Stephan Haggard
January 11, 2021
With Joe Biden headed to the White House, North Korea watchers are speculating how the incoming administration will deal with this long-standing foreign policy irritant. One place to look for…

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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2021

Kyle Ferrier
January 8, 2021
We were reminded last year that it can be difficult to anticipate the events that will dominate any given year. As 2020 began, few people expected focus of the world…

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