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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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President Biden Nominates Julie Turner as Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights

Robert King
January 27, 2023
On January 23, President Joe Biden officially nominated Julie Turner as Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues.

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Congressional Disfunction and the Prospect for Legislation on North Korean Human Rights

Robert King
January 12, 2023
What does the difficulting electing the Speaker of the House suggest in regards to legislation on North Korean human rights?

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South Korea Re-engages on North Korean Human Rights in the United Nations; UN Special Rapporteur Makes First Report

Robert King
November 4, 2022
As South Korea re-engages on the issue of human rights in North Korea at the United Nations, the new UN Special Rapporteur debuts.

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In Significant Policy Shift, President Yoon Highlights North Korea Human Rights Issues

Robert King
September 21, 2022
Since the inauguration of President Yoon Suk Yeol four months ago, a shift in policy on North Korean human rights has taken place.

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United Nations Appoints Peruvian Scholar Elizabeth Salmón Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea

Robert King
July 25, 2022
UN Human Rights Council appoints Peruvian scholar as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.

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Roadblocks to a Successful Resolution of the South Korea-Japan Forced Labor Dispute

Jae Chang
July 25, 2022
Although ROK-Japan talks aim to mend bilateral relations, a sustainable solution for the forced labor issue requires an efficient and legitimate agreement.

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Ethics of South Korea’s Overseas Development Assistance

Yu Na Choi
July 10, 2022
South Korea provides police training to Southeast Asia, but regional trends raise wider questions about its moral implications.

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Korea’s ad hoc and instrumental refugee policy

Yu Na Choi
July 4, 2022
South Korea’s refugee policies to-date have been largely responsive to the country’s political and economic demands, not principles.

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