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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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What does North Korea’s Rejection of Unification Mean for the Armistice?

Mark Tokola
February 14, 2024
For seventy years, one of the few things agreed upon was the goal of reunifying the Korean Peninsula.  No more, at least for now.

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North Korean Refugees: Uptick in Number Reaching South Korea but China Is Forcibly Returning Refugees

Robert King
October 31, 2023
The number of North Korean refugees reaching South Korea has increased; at the same time, China is forcibly returning many to North Korea.

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Detente or Degradation: Would ROK Nuclear Weapons Hinder or Facilitate Inter-Korean relations?

Bo Ram Kwon
February 24, 2023
Acquiring latent nuclear capabilities or developing indigenous nuclear weapons entails higher costs than benefits for inter-Korean relations.

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Yoon Unlikely to Succeed in Reuniting Divided Korean Families

Terrence Matsuo
October 21, 2022
While their numbers may be dwindling, the Yoon administration should not give up on reuniting families divided on the Korean Peninsula.

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It Could Be a Long, Hard Five Years Dealing with North Korea for the Yoon Administration

Troy Stangarone
June 21, 2022
The Yoon administration will face significant challenges from North Korea related to its weapons programs, COVID, and more during its time in office.

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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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