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

Yong Kwon
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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Climate Change is Critical to Assuring U.S. leadership on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

December 30, 2019
The United States can show true leadership in Northeast Asia by making climate change its primary security concern and compete with China in a positive way.

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South Korea Struggles to Meet Its Ecological Aspirations

Yong Kwon
October 25, 2019
Lucrative fossil fuel projects and lingering domestic concerns around nuclear power pose challenges for Seoul’s ecological aspirations

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South Korea’s Exposure to the Iran-Saudi Proxy War

Juni Kim
September 16, 2019
South Korea’s petroleum supplies have significant exposure to Middle Eastern geopolitics in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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What U.S.-Iran Tensions Mean for South Korea

Juni Kim
June 19, 2019
South Korea could find itself facing both rising energy prices and an energy shortage if supplies from the Middle East were disrupted over an Iran conflict.

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South Korea Struggles to Balance Energy Demand

Yong Kwon
June 11, 2019
The South Korean government struggles to simultaneously deliver cheaper energy and generate more clean energy.

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Bumpy Road Ahead for President Moon on the Energy Front

Yong Kwon
May 22, 2019
The state utility provider is signaling the need for a price hike, which could challenge President Moon's public approval ratings at a delicate time.

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