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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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Migrants Seen As Economic Instruments

Korea View
November 9, 2021
The Korean government’s myopic focus on relieving labor shortages does nothing to improve its treatment of migrant workers.

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President Moon Proposes A Papal Visit to Pyongyang

Robert King
November 5, 2021
On the sidelines of the G20 in Rome, South Korean President Moon Jae-in encouraged a papal visit to North Korea to build momentum for peace.

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Political Obstacles in Getting Humanitarian Aid to North Korea

Terrence Matsuo
November 1, 2021
The Biden administration has said that it is interested in ways to provide humanitarian aid to North Korea, but what are the obstacles.

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Public Sentiment Deters Global Commitments

Korea View
September 7, 2021
South Korea’s hesitance around recognizing refugees parallels hostile domestic sentiments towards people from Islamic cultures.

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Enigmatic Foreign Ministry Article Accuses U.S. of “Sinister Political Purpose” in Providing Humanitarian Aid

Robert King
July 16, 2021
A recent article from North Korea on U.S. humanitarian aid—despite the discussion of the “sinister political purpose” of aid—may be a first cautious outreach.

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The Biden-Moon Summit: Reaffirming Common Ties and Goals, and Delicately Dancing Around North Korea Issues

Robert King
June 2, 2021
Differences remain between the United States and South Korea on engagement with the North, particularly on pressing it on human rights abuses.

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Persistent Fear of North Korea’s Propaganda

Korea View
May 28, 2021
The legal battle over the publication of Kim Il Sung’s memoir shows that many South Koreans still perceive North Korean propaganda as a threat.

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Seoul's Response to Pyongyang’s Views on Human Rights

Korea View
April 2, 2021
South Korea has foregone co-authoring a United Nations resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights abuses for the third year in a row.

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