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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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Attention and Accountability in South Korean Sports

Korea View
March 8, 2021
Public spotlight is on the widespread issue of bullying in sports as an increasing number of bullying accusations are surfacing against well-known athletes. 

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Mental Health Access for Vulnerable Populations

Korea View
February 24, 2021
The high rate of mental illness among North Korean refugees suggests that more resources should be directed to other vulnerable communities.

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Kim Jong-un’s Use and Abuse of Apologies in Context: “Sorry, Not Sorry”

Markus Garlauskas
February 24, 2021
In recent months, western media reporting has emphasized Kim Jong Un’s emotion-laden comments admitting both North Korea’s failure to meet economic goals and the severe hardships being experienced by its…

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Growth and Climate Change Mitigation At Odds

Korea View
February 18, 2021
The South Korean government’s dual aim of promoting economic growth while pursuing carbon neutrality faces headwinds.

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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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The Government Faces Pressure to Prosecute and Save Corporations

Korea View
February 1, 2021
The Korean government is in the awkward position of attempting to prop up the economy through flagship corporations while holding them accountable.

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The Government Changes Tune on Housing Policy

Korea View
January 29, 2021
The Moon Jae-in administration responds to the failure of existing policy to address public demand for more affordable housing.

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North Korea’s COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Challenge

Troy Stangarone
January 27, 2021
For North Korea to return to some semblance of its pre-COVID existence it will need to vaccinate its population, but acquiring the necessary vaccines will not be the only challenge…

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