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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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What is Korean about K-pop?

Korea View
July 22, 2021
The establishment of new bands modeled on K-pop's style and regimen gives rise to the question on what constitutes "authentic" K-pop.

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1960 Revolution and Korea's Film Industry

Korea View
July 8, 2021
Does society affect the quality of the movies its directors make? Do democracies in fact make better art? Korea provides an outlook on this question.

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Growing competition in the streaming market

Korea View
July 5, 2021
Although Netflix is currently the most popular streaming provider in Korea, the company faces looming competition from both outside and within Korea.

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The Two Koreas and the Olympic Games—Tokyo and Beyond

Robert King
April 9, 2021
Thomas Bach, current Chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), published a lengthy opinion piece about the Olympic Games last October.  In a strong defense of the games as “an…

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Spotify’s Entry Indicates How Seoul Shapes Competition

Korea View
February 12, 2021
Unlike other platforms like Uber, Spotify does not threaten any domestic stakeholders and offers more advantages to Korean firms.

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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2021

Mark Tokola
January 8, 2021
We were reminded last year that it can be difficult to anticipate the events that will dominate any given year. As 2020 began, few people expected focus of the world…

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Challenges and Successes on the Korean Peninsula in 2020

Terrence Matsuo
December 29, 2020
South Korea in 2020 faced difficult challenges both off and on the Korean Peninsula. As in other states, the coronavirus pandemic took center stage by irreversibly changing every aspect of…

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