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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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Does South Korea Need a Nuclear Deterrent?

Chad OCarroll
July 11, 2012
KEI's Chad O'Carroll looks at why recent assertions that Sorth Korea needs nuclear weapons may not be correct.

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A New China-North Korea Test?

Sarah Yun
June 12, 2012
How will the increasing impact of public opinion on Chinese foreign policy and the prospect of a third nuclear test impact relations between China and North Korea.

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The Asymmetrical Challenges of North Korea’s Air Force

Chad OCarroll
June 5, 2012
With South Korea taking delivery of 60 next-generation fighter jets in 2016, North Korea's air force commanders will be hard pressed to maintain an aerial balance of power. However, its aging fleet of aircraft do nonetheless pose some interesting asymmetrical challenges.

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Upgrading South Korea’s Air Force

Chad OCarroll
May 22, 2012
By Chad 0'Carroll As the economic crisis continues to lead governments into austerity programs worldwide, South Korea is preparing to sign off on defense contracts totaling over $12 billion this…

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Is There a Connection Between North Korean Rhetoric and Action?

Chad OCarroll
April 26, 2012
Chad O'Carroll looks at North Korea's recent increase in belligerent rhetoric against South Korea and Lee Myung-bak. Should this week's threats be dismissed as mere bluster or should South Korea increase its vigilance? A look back at North Korean threat campaign suggests there is strong reason to be cautious.

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2012 Seoul Summit: Pivot to Global Nuclear Security

April 4, 2012
A look at what went right, what went wrong, and the next steps from the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

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Malware Attacks on Korean News Websites

Chad OCarroll
April 3, 2012
Chad O'Carroll takes a look at the high level of malware on South Korean news sites and possible links to North Korea.

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The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: Reviewing Progress and Maintaining Momentum

March 21, 2012
By Peter Crail The upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul will, for the second time, bring significant high-level attention to the threat of nuclear terrorism and the global responsibility of…

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