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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.

Small Enterprises Lead Tech Innovations

Yu Na Choi
June 27, 2022
Patenting activity by SMEs revealed tech-led growth through a crisis, but the country remains disproportionately reliant on manufacturing.

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Depreciating Currency Adds to Burden of Rising Oil Prices

Jae Chang
June 26, 2022
For South Korea, geopolitical conflict and changes in U.S. monetary policy significantly impact the country’s ability to purchase oil.

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Moving Trilateral Cooperation Beyond North Korea

Kaitlyn King
June 25, 2022
Security partnership between the United States, South Korea, and Japan remains reactive to North Korean threats, limiting the scope of cooperation.

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The Outlook for the Korean Economy: Will Stagflation Curb Growth?

Randall S. Jones
June 22, 2022
With inflation expected to rise, many forecasters warn that the global economy may be entering a period of stagflation. Will this curb Korea's growth?

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It Could Be a Long, Hard Five Years Dealing with North Korea for the Yoon Administration

Troy Stangarone
June 21, 2022
The Yoon administration will face significant challenges from North Korea related to its weapons programs, COVID, and more during its time in office.

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South Korea’s Soft Power Brings International Attention to Domestic Issues

Jae Chang
June 20, 2022
Popularity of Korean-made shows on international platforms created an avenue to bring to light a prominent social issue in South Korea.

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Limitations on K-Pop’s Commitment to Sustainability

Kaitlyn King
June 19, 2022
Although K-pop groups and fans promote progressive causes, the industry’s underlying consumerism counteract the push for sustainability.

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Obstacles to Reversing the Rise in Anger-related Crimes

Yu Na Choi
June 18, 2022
The generalized labeling of anger-related crimes may prevent the government from devising a policy response that addresses any underlying social causes.

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