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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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Views on the Upcoming Moon-Biden Summit from KEI Advisory Council

May 17, 2021
By KEI Advisory Council President Joe Biden and President Moon Jae-in are scheduled to meet in Washington D.C. on May 21. For President Biden, this will be his second summit…

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The Biden-Moon Summit and North Korea Human Rights Issues

Robert King
May 6, 2021
At the end of last week, the United States announced that President Joe Biden will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in for in-person meetings in Washington on May 21.  The…

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Can South Korea Continue to Balance Relations with the United States and China?

Terrence Matsuo
May 4, 2021
Korea has long worked to maintain at least cordial relationships that balance its larger neighbors. The global U.S.-China competition is the newest iteration of the challenge, with Seoul’s most important…

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South Korea Benefits from U.S. Strategic Interest in Chips

Korea View
April 23, 2021
The White House push to address the chip supply shortages impacting U.S. manufacturing could be a boon to South Korean tech firms.

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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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North Korea and the Third World: Historical Origins

Stephan Haggard
April 16, 2021
Dr. Stephan Haggard reviews Dr. Benjamin Young's recent book "Guns, Guerillas and the Great Leader," which highlights North Korea's long history of projecting a Third Worldist image.

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Beijing Calibrates Its Approach to Seoul

Korea View
April 14, 2021
China’s engagement with South Korea seems more focused on calibrating Beijing’s position vis-à-vis Washington than addressing tangible challenges shared with Seoul.

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Commitment to Improving Seoul-Tokyo Relations

Korea View
April 13, 2021
Moon Jae-in upholds the promise of separating history from improving bilateral relations despite new tensions over Japan’s history books.

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