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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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Nuclear Power is Not the Answer for North Korea’s Economy

Troy Stangarone
May 23, 2016
While addressing the North Korean economy’s need for reliable sources of energy would be a key part of any economic revival in North Korea, the emphasis on nuclear power suggests that the North Korea is less interested in economic development than the rhetoric might indicate.

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The Beginning of a New South Korea-Iran Relationship?

Troy Stangarone
April 29, 2016
While relations with Iran hold significant promise with the removal of economic sanctions, they also have the potential to be extremely complex.

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Five Surprising Ways South Korea and the United States are Working Together

Jenna Gibson
April 27, 2016
There are many arenas where the United States and South Korea work together outside of the military alliance. Here are five surprising places where these two countries collaborate.

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A Look Back at the Korean Peninsula in 2015

Troy Stangarone
December 31, 2015
As we look back at the events that helped to shape the Korean peninsula in 2015, it is also an opportunity to review the events we highlighted on The Peninsula in our annual 10 Issues to Watch For on The Korean Peninsula in 2015 blog and the key events that we did not predict.

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North Korea Looking Abroad

February 18, 2015
Unwilling to reverse course on its military program, the isolated Kim regime has begun reconsidering its foreign policy position and has made new attempts to increase trade and investment with its Asian neighbors.

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10 Issues to Watch For on The Korean Peninsula in 2015

Sang Kim
January 28, 2015
The issues that will be shaping events on the Korean Peninsula in 2015.

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U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security gives huge New Year’s Gift to U.S. and Korea Energy Consumers

January 8, 2015
On December 30, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which regulates the exports of certain sensitive items from the United States, gave a gift to U.S. and Korean energy producers and consumers.

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Opportunities for U.S.-Korea Energy Collaboration

January 6, 2015
Changes in the global energy market provide a great opportunity to U.S. and Korea to generate mutual benefits through enhanced energy collaboration between the two countries.

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