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The Peninsula

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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Hard Material Interests and Public Sentiment

Korea View
January 21, 2022
The South Korean public appears more antagonistic towards China despite the nation’s extensive bilateral commercial ties.

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Reassessing the Role of the Elderly in Korea's Digital Economy

Korea View
January 13, 2022
A “new” generation of South Koreans may prove critical to driving the country's digital transformation.

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Local Governments Pilot Technologies for Tackling Social Problems

Korea View
January 11, 2022
South Korea's local governments are utilizing new innovations to address needs that the central government has not yet met.

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North Korea’s Sad Party Plenum

Stephan Haggard
January 10, 2022
It is hard to find any silver linings in North Korea's plenum report; it reads like a testimony to intellectual bankruptcy.

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Is Korea Vulnerable to Democratic Backsliding?

Stephan Haggard
January 6, 2022
South Korea is typically considered a democratic success story, but, a new, somewhat pessimistic discourse has emerged on the future of Korean democracy.

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2021 in Review: South Korea’s Battle with Digital Sex Crimes

Haeryun Kang
December 29, 2021
Digital sex crimes have steadily been on the rise in South Korea over the past few decades and that trend continued in 2021.

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2021 in Review: Labor Market Developments and Policies in Korea

Vladimir Hlasny
December 28, 2021
The onslaught of COVID-19 in 2020 and the ensuing government crackdown sent shockwaves through the Korean economy, particularly its labor markets.

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2021 in Review: North Korea’s Handling of the Pandemic

Keith Luse
December 16, 2021
The North Korean border continues to be closed since extensive quarantine conditions were imposed following the disclosure of COVID-19 in China.

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