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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, 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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South Korea, Ukraine and Russia Part I: Motives and Initial Response

Stephan Haggard
May 17, 2022
The Moon administration had three overlapping--yet subtly distinct--motives in responding to the invasion of Ukraine.

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Beyond Semiconductor and Auto Exports

David Lee
May 9, 2022
South Korea seeks to strengthen security cooperation and diversify its export structure by expanding its presence in the global defense market.

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New Relations with an Old "Frenemy"

David Lee
May 1, 2022
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's delegates to Japan reaffirmed Yoon's pledge to rebuild bilateral relations and improve US-ROK-Japan trilateral cooperation.

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The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korean Progressives: Part IV

S. Nathan Park
April 27, 2022
Pragmatism represents a common theme in South Korea's liberal foreign policy, responding to external pressures as well as internal constraints.

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The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korean Progressives: Part III

S. Nathan Park
April 19, 2022
Many in DC view Korea's liberal administrations as anti-American, but the foreign policy of Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun says otherwise.

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Senate Confirmation Advances for Ambassador Philip Goldberg, Nominee for U.S. Envoy to South Korea

Robert King
April 8, 2022
With President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol set to be sworn-in on May 10, the timing is right for the new United States Ambassador to assume his post in South Korea.

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Discussions Around Special Envoys Signal Potential New Foreign Policy

David Lee
March 20, 2022
The president-elect’s initial push to break with tradition may reveal the incoming administration’s desire to chart a different foreign policy direction.

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