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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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Seoul’s Dependence on Coal Imports

Korea View
January 17, 2022
Indonesia’s ban on coal exports reiterates Seoul’s vulnerability to external supply chain shocks - and limits to its goal of reducing carbon emissions.

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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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Korea-Japan Tensions Should Not Prevent CPTPP Talks

Terrence Matsuo
January 5, 2022
While Korea-Japan tensions are likely to continue, they should not be allowed to interfere with talks for South Korea to join the CPTPP.

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A Future for Virtual Concerts?

Korea View
January 3, 2022
Although audiences still prefer live performances, South Korea’s entertainment industry will likely continue building on virtual concerts that were piloted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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: South Korea’s Economy and COVID-19

Jinwoan Beom
December 23, 2021
South Korea's economy has recovered rapidly from COVID-19 and GDP caught up with its pre-pandemic level about a year ago.

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North Korea Facing “Acute Food Insecurity” but United Nations Plans No Aid

Robert King
December 10, 2021
Despite the acknowledged food insecurity in North Korea, the UN's humanitarian response plan does not include an appeal for assistance to the North.

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How to Build a Competitive Streaming Platform

Korea View
November 19, 2021
Korea’s entertainment industry has to transition to becoming a platform that aggregates data but faces numerous challenges competing against foreign giants.

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