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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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2021 in Review: South Korea’s Push to Become Carbon Neutral

Troy Stangarone
December 30, 2021
In 2021, South Korea took two significant steps towards achieving Moon Jae in’s goal of placing South Korea on a path to being carbon neutral by 2050.

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Political promises falter in the face of economics

Korea View
July 29, 2021
South Korea’s political establishment struggles to reduce the country’s reliance on nuclear energy given the country’s economic demands.

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The Korean New Deal

Randall S. Jones
July 13, 2021
One year ago, President Moon Jae-in launched the Korean New Deal, which aims to “set the foundation for Korea’s next 100 years.”

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The Biden-Moon Summit: Reaffirming Common Ties and Goals, and Delicately Dancing Around North Korea Issues

Robert King
June 2, 2021
Differences remain between the United States and South Korea on engagement with the North, particularly on pressing it on human rights abuses.

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North Korean Sanctions Evasion: The UN Panel of Experts Report

Samantha Beu
June 1, 2021
If the data reported by the UN Panel of Experts is correct, North Korea is already getting significant de facto sanctions relief.

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Economic Concerns Trump Environmental Policy

Korea View
May 10, 2021
Despite policies acknowledging sustainable energy’s importance, South Korea’s Green New Deal is weaker than initially promised.

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South Korea’s Adaptable Engagement with Iran

Korea View
April 21, 2021
Seoul explores a more flexible bilateral relationship with Iran as the Biden administration signals openness to recommitting to the JCPOA.

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