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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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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2023

Mark Tokola
January 31, 2023
10 issues related to U.S.-Korea relations, South Korea’s relations in the region, and North Korea that will have an impact on the Korean peninsula in 2023.

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Low Youth Employment in Korea Part 2: The Challenges of Labor and Product Market Dualism

Randall S. Jones
January 18, 2023
This is the second in a two-part series looking at youth employment in Korea. Part 1 can be found here. Korea’s low youth employment rate reflects the mismatch between the…

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Low Youth Employment in Korea Part 1:The “Golden Ticket Syndrome”

Randall S. Jones
January 6, 2023
The employment rate for Korean youth is well below the OECD average, with negative consequences for the young and the economy.

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2022 in Review: The Impact of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine on South Korea

Troy Stangarone
January 4, 2023
South Korea's enformcent of sanctions on Russia and the effects of the war have had a direct impact on South Korean trade.

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2022 in Review: 10th Anniversary of the KORUS FTA and Future of U.S.-Korea Economic Relations

Troy Stangarone
December 28, 2022
2022 marked the 10th anniversary of the KORUS FTA, but was also a significant year for shaping the future of U.S.-Korea economic relations.

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2022 in Review: The 30th Anniversary of Korea-China Relations and Their Future Prospects

Terrence Matsuo
December 23, 2022
For 30 years, Korea has been careful to balance its largest neighbor China on the one hand, and its security partner the U.S. on the other.

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Korean Economic Growth is Projected to Decelerate

Randall S. Jones
November 29, 2022
The OECD projects that Korea’s GDP growth will slow from 2.7% in 2022 to just under 2% in 2023 and 2024.

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Esports Rises as a Viable Career Field for Young South Koreans

Jae Chang
September 2, 2022
As young Koreans navigate an increasingly competitive education system and job market, esports present a new opportunity.

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