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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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North Korea Policy Incongruent with Public Opinion

Korea View
October 14, 2021
Despite growing public indifference towards reunification, the South Korean administration seems to maintain a similar stance on North Korea.

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Hotline Restored between North and South Korea; Seoul Sees Urgency for North-South Rapprochement

Robert King
August 4, 2021
The restoration of the North-South hotline was announced on the anniversary of the Korean War armistice. South Korea has proposed going even further.

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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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Lasting Impact of the Division on Civil Liberties

Korea View
April 30, 2021
The National Assembly failed to ratify the international convention on forced labor because it clashed with the ROK National Security Law.

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The Two Koreas and the Olympic Games—Tokyo and Beyond

Robert King
April 9, 2021
Thomas Bach, current Chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), published a lengthy opinion piece about the Olympic Games last October.  In a strong defense of the games as “an…

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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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North Korea’s Search for Leverage

Korea View
March 25, 2021
Despite the tone and veiled threat, Pyongyang’s recent criticism of U.S.–ROK joint military drills may not necessarily signal an escalation of tensions.

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Economic Leverage Hits A Dead End in North Korea

Korea View
February 16, 2021
North Korea continues to rebuff South Korea’s overtures for diplomatic engagement despite promises of economic assistance.

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