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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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The Politics of Poongsu

Mai Anna Pressley
April 3, 2022
Poongsu - the practice of locating auspicious geography - has its origins in pre-modern times and continues to pop up in discussions even today.

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Poor Emotional Labor Conditions

David Lee
April 2, 2022
The national government looks to protect workers involved in emotional labor, but almost half of them still suffer from poor conditions.

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Fight Against Plastic Bump Against Residual COVID Costs

Sarah Marshall
April 1, 2022
The Moon Administration wants to resume rules aimed at reducing plastic waste, but consumers and small business owners are wary.

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North Korea and Global Food Prices: A Coming Shock?

Stephan Haggard
March 31, 2022
Will the food price shock unleashed by the war in Ukraine find its way into the North Korean economy?

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Contentious Domestic Discourse Around Japan

Kayla Harris
March 27, 2022
Even when there are no direct diplomatic tensions between Japan and South Korea, negative sentiments towards Japan permeate Korean society.

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Climate Change Mitigation and Job Growth Go Hand-in-hand

Sarah Marshall
March 25, 2022
South Korean policymakers have long promoted green technology not only for carbon neutrality but also for its capacity to create jobs.

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The Historical Momentum behind the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines Merger—New Approach, Same Conclusion

Andy Hong
March 21, 2022
To understand the context behind the Korean Air-Asiana Airlines merger, one must understand the unique historical momentum driving it.

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Bipartisan Employment of Anti-Women Online Discourse

Mai Anna Pressley
March 19, 2022
Online speculation around how different female celebrities may have voted reveals how partisans increasingly prioritize group loyalty over values.

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