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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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The Inconvenient Truth of North Korea’s Missile Test

Sarah Yun
March 16, 2012
By Sarah K. Yun On Friday, March 16, 2012, North Korea announced that it will launch a long-range rocket in April which will carry a “working” satellite. The Korean Central…

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New Boss, Same as the Old Boss in North Korea, But Progress on Nukes

Nicholas Hamisevicz
February 29, 2012
We now know that the “modest progress” after the U.S’s first meeting with North Korea after the death of Kim Jong-il actually meant that a deal regarding food aid, missile launches, and nuclear tests would be forthcoming.

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North Korea and the Assassination that Wasn’t

Troy Stangarone
February 15, 2012
By Troy Stangarone On February 10, rumors that Kim Jong-un had been assassinated at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing began to rapidly spread across the internet. First making their…

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Korea's Defense Exports to India: The Tough Part of a Strategic Partnership

Nicholas Hamisevicz
February 3, 2012
By Nicholas Hamisevicz Last month South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) commissioner Noh Dae-lae stated that DAPA had exceeded its defense exports goals last year and was now attempting…

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The Year in Review: The Korean Peninsula in 2011

Troy Stangarone
December 28, 2011
By Troy Stangarone While 2011 will ultimately be remembered for the passing of Kim Jong-il, it was also a year of significant change and new milestones for both South Korea…

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Iran - DPRK Nuclear Collaboration?

December 15, 2011
This week reports emerged that hundreds of North Korean nuclear experts are currently working in major nuclear facilities throughout Iran, adding to suspicions that the two countries have been collaborating…

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Clinton’s Visit to Burma: The North Korea Factor and Future Reforms

Nicholas Hamisevicz
December 5, 2011
Following the development of the potential reforms in Burma will help prepare for a time if North Korea ever starts enacting flickers of similar reforms.

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North Korea’s Light Water Reactor vs. the Asia-Pacific Clock

Nicholas Hamisevicz
November 21, 2011
By Nicholas Hamisevicz A new report with satellite images shows North Korea’s progress constructing a new light water reactor at Yongbyon. The North Koreans revealed the facility to Ambassador Jack…

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