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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.

South Korea’s 2030 World Expo Bid

Yu Na Choi
September 9, 2022
South Korea is leveraging its strengths in business, culture, and technology in its bid for the 2030 World Expo.

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The Enduring Consequences of South Korea’s National Security Law

Terrence Matsuo
September 6, 2022
At the end of July, the Yoon government announced its intention to relax South Korea’s prohibition on North Korea media.

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Esports Rises as a Viable Career Field for Young South Koreans

Jae Chang
September 2, 2022
As young Koreans navigate an increasingly competitive education system and job market, esports present a new opportunity.

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Six Months into Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine— What is the Impact for North Korea?

Robert King
August 31, 2022
Loyal friends, such as Kim Jong-un, will be rewarded by the Russians, particularly as the number of such friends of Russia have declined.

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Growing Ties with Indonesia: A First Look at South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

Sea Young (Sarah) Kim
August 30, 2022
Indonesia has helped to jumpstart South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy due to the timely nature of the recent bilateral summit.

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Korea’s Falling Birthrate Raises Concern

Randall S. Jones
August 29, 2022
Korea's low birthrate, combined with rising life expectancy, will sharply increase Korea’s dependency ratio and likely pose serious socio-economic issues.

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CHIPS Act: Outlook and Implications for South Korea

Jae Chang
August 24, 2022
The CHIPS Act and the future of U.S.-ROK technological cooperation pose challenges and opportunities for South Korea and its semiconductor industry.

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The Failed UN Security Council Resolution on North Korea

Stephan Haggard
August 11, 2022
With Russia and China openly joined in protecting North Korea politically in the UN Security Council, the future is pretty clear.

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