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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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South Korea’s Economic Rationale for Nuclear Energy

Kaitlyn King
July 9, 2022
South Korea’s plan to invest in nuclear power, rather than renewable energy, reflects the current administration's sensitivities to economic pressures.

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Depreciating Currency Adds to Burden of Rising Oil Prices

Jae Chang
June 26, 2022
For South Korea, geopolitical conflict and changes in U.S. monetary policy significantly impact the country’s ability to purchase oil.

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Limitations on K-Pop’s Commitment to Sustainability

Kaitlyn King
June 19, 2022
Although K-pop groups and fans promote progressive causes, the industry’s underlying consumerism counteract the push for sustainability.

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No Political Drivers in Korea’s Energy Transition

Sarah Marshall
May 30, 2022
Despite South Korea’s growing green energy technology exports, its flagship corporations and the government are hesitant to make deeper commitments.

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South Korea, Ukraine and Russia Part II: The Economic Dimension

Stephan Haggard
May 18, 2022
Pursuing sanctions on Russia poses nowhere near the tough choices that arise when talking about Korea’s dependence on trade and investment with China.

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Yoon Supports Nuclear Power to Reach Green Goals

Sarah Marshall
April 18, 2022
Despite past safety scandals and activists’ fear of disaster, the South Korean public finds nuclear power’s relatively low cost appealing.

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Climate Change Mitigation and Job Growth Go Hand-in-hand

Sarah Marshall
March 25, 2022
South Korean policymakers have long promoted green technology not only for carbon neutrality but also for its capacity to create jobs.

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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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