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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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Selling Korea

January 9, 2012
By Ben Hancock South Korea made an appearance in this past Sunday’s New York Times list of 45 must-visit travel destinations for a surprising reason -- golf courses. No one…

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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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Korea-China Trade Relations a Decade After China’s WTO Accession

Troy Stangarone
December 16, 2011
Ten years after China entered the WTO, many countries have a trade deficit with China. South Korea is one of the exceptions.

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Korea Crosses the $1 Trillion Threshold in Trade

Troy Stangarone
December 14, 2011
By Troy Stangarone For the first time this year, Korea has surpassed the $1 trillion mark in annual trade volume, making it just one of nine nations to do so.…

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Kaesong Picking Back Up

Troy Stangarone
November 18, 2011
By Troy Stangarone Despite the financial crisis of 2008, the global downturn that followed in 2009, and a year of tension between North and South Korea, the Kaesong Industrial Complex…

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The Seoul G-20 One Year On

Troy Stangarone
November 9, 2011
Since the Seoul Summit last November, the world has faced growing concerns of a return to recession and a second financial crisis focused in the Euro zone.

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Mobile Computing Wars: Samsung vs. Apple

Chad OCarroll
October 26, 2011
Samsung has gone from being a supplier of low-end, unattractive mobile technology, to becoming one of the key players in a highly competitive smart phone market. Is Apple's seemingly never ending series of lawsuits against the South Korean firm legitimate, or a sign of fear?

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Korea Can Do More in the Middle East

Troy Stangarone
October 19, 2011
While Korea’s efforts in helping Libya are laudable, Korea may also be in a position to help utilize lessons from its own development to help with the transition in the Middle East.

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