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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.

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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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Paradise Jeju Island: a Tahiti in the South Pacific?

March 20, 2012
By Ambassador Kim Young-mok  Jeju Island is one of Korea’s most attractive tourist destinations for Koreans and foreign visitors. Its reputation of unique beauty and majesty has been widely known…

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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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