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The Peninsula

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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North Korea and the COVID Crisis: The Sanctions Angle

April 8, 2020
China and South Korea are best positioned to play a role in helping North Korea, and should exploit the discretion they are being given to act.

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North Korea’s Problem with the Covid-19 Truth

Mark Tokola
April 2, 2020
Pyongyang has taken extensive steps to protect against the COVID-19. 180 countries and territories have declared that they have cases, why can’t North Korea?

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Coronavirus Worsens Korea-Japan Tensions

Yong Kwon
March 19, 2020
The South Korean government’s responses to Japan's new travel restrictions suggest that bilateral relations have not recovered from tensions last year.

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How China and Japan View South Korea

Mark Tokola
March 12, 2020
Japanese perceptions of security threats suggests that Tokyo would find public support for an effort to improve relations with Seoul.

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Coronavirus Countermeasures Under Domestic Scrutiny

Yong Kwon
February 11, 2020
Seoul’s efforts to contain the coronavirus must also contend with public criticism that it is placing too much emphasis on upholding ties with Beijing.

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What the United States Can Do to Help North Korea with the Coronavirus

Troy Stangarone
February 10, 2020
Helping North Korea address the coronavirus could serve as an entryway for the United States build trust needed for future talks on other issues.

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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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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2020

Yong Kwon
January 31, 2020
10 issues related to North Korea, South Korea, and U.S.-Korea relations that will have an impact on the Korean peninsula in the year to come.

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