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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’s Road to Reproductive Rights

Decriminalization of abortion in South Korea is a sign of progress, but much more can be done to safeguard the reproductive rights of Korean women.

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UN Search Underway for Next Special Rapporteur on DPRK Human Rights

Robert King
May 3, 2022
The United Nations has begun the process of selecting a new Special Rapporteur to focus on the situation of human rights in North Korea.

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North Korea Human Rights and South Korea’s Upcoming Presidential Election

Robert King
January 20, 2022
On March 9, South Korean voters will select their next president for a five-year term.  The South Korean constitution limits presidents to a single term, so there is no incumbent…

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2021 in Review: South Korea’s Battle with Digital Sex Crimes

Haeryun Kang
December 29, 2021
Digital sex crimes have steadily been on the rise in South Korea over the past few decades and that trend continued in 2021.

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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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