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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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How South Korea Can Serve as a ‘More Responsible Tourist’ in Southeast Asia

Sea Young (Sarah) Kim
October 6, 2021
Tourism presents a critical junction where two of South Korea’s key NSP Plus initiatives—cultural exchange and environmental cooperation—could meet.

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Korean Firms Navigate Japanese Export Restrictions

Korea View
October 5, 2021
Korean firms strive to reduce their dependence on single-source suppliers of strategic resources as regional tensions become more common.

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North Korean Economy Shrinks in 2020

Randall S. Jones
October 1, 2021
North Korea’s real GDP fell by 4.5% in 2020, the steepest decline since 1997 during the “Arduous March,” when North Korea was hit by famine.

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Piloting Artificial Intelligence in Security Sector

Korea View
September 30, 2021
The Korean state is incorporating artificial intelligence into the military and police to test out new technologies ahead of commercialization.

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E-commerce Start-ups Respond to the Pandemic

Korea View
September 20, 2021
Existing internet ecosystem helped the private sector expand e-commerce services and respond to unexpected consumer needs.

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The Implications of South Korea’s “Anti-Google Law”

Dongwoo Kim
September 16, 2021
South Korea's new "anti-Google" law could have wider implications in a world where governments are trying to make sense of the new technologies.

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How the “Plus” Factor in South Korea’s New Southern Policy Plus Can Ensure Sustainability

Sea Young (Sarah) Kim
September 9, 2021
The New Southern Policy Plus (NSP Plus) was announced by President Moon Jae-in at the 21st ASEAN-ROK Summit on November 12, 2020. While maintaining emphasis on economic partnerships, the NSP…

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Broad Policies Unable to Manage Competing Economic Demands

Korea View
August 24, 2021
Policies intended to encourage spending amid the pandemic may have exacerbated South Korea’s housing market crisis.

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