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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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Quiet over the Deportation of North Koreans

Yong Kwon
November 19, 2019
While human rights groups condemned the extradition, the disinterest of the South Korean people may reflect changing domestic attitudes towards North Korea.

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Reports of Defector Dissatisfaction Raise Questions About Resettlement Process

Yong Kwon
November 1, 2019
Social challenges - rather than material privation - affect North Korean defectors during their resettlement in South Korea.

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African Swine Fever Crosses the DMZ

Yong Kwon
October 9, 2019
The transnational contagion of African Swine Fever highlights the urgency of inter-Korean cooperation.

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Public Support for Inter-Korean Sports Diplomacy Cools

Yong Kwon
October 3, 2019
While it remains an avenue for engagement with North Korea, South Koreans are more wary of bearing the cost of sports diplomacy.

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North Korea Maintains Travel Restrictions Thirty Years after the Eastern Bloc Began Loosening Restrictions

Troy Stangarone
August 20, 2019
Thirty years after Hungary allowed East Germans to cross into Austria, North Koreans are still unable to visit their relatives in South Korea.

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South Korea’s Lonely Task: Jumpstarting Denuclearization Talks, Again

May 6, 2019
By Yonho Kim The recent North Korea-Russia summit in Vladivostok drew keen attention from the international society in the sense that it was North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s first summit…

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When Will Kaesong Reopen?

Juni Kim
March 12, 2019
The sudden start to the inter-Korean peace process last year renewed interest in the resumption of joint economic activities like Kaesong, though there has been little indication if the complex will be open again in the coming months or years.

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Joint Team and Joint Bid: The Koreas Put Plans on Paper With the IOC

February 22, 2019
2032 Olympics are 13 years away, but a joint bid is a highly visible gesture to break down barriers between North and South Korea.

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