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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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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

Stephan Haggard
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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Korea Aims to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Randall S. Jones
February 2, 2021
President Moon Jae-in pledged in October 2020 that Korea will reach carbon neutrality by 2050, joining a number of European countries and Japan. With China aiming to be carbon neutral…

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The Strait of Hormuz and South Korea’s “Balanced Diplomacy”

Korea View
February 3, 2020
South Korean government is trying to accommodate external and internal political constraints with its deployment of troops to the Strait of Hormuz.

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New Prospects for U.S.-Korea-Japan Cooperation

January 30, 2020
Deeper economic and technological cooperation between Korea, Japan, and the United States offer paths to emerging challenges.

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