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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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OPCON Transfer Follows Pragmatic Path

Korea View
February 10, 2021
Despite President Moon’s pledge to accelerate the transfer of wartime command of U.S.-Korea forces, both governments reaffirm that this will be conditions-based.

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The Outlook for Inter-Korean Relations after North Korea’s 8th Party Congress

Robert King
January 19, 2021
A three-hour military parade and a fireworks display in Pyongyang on January 14 punctuated the end of the 8th Congress of the Workers Party of Korea.  The 8th Congress, which…

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The Biden Administration and the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Terrence Matsuo
January 18, 2021
Joseph Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 20 January, bringing the Trump era to an end. Under the 45th president, American alliances faced significant stress from his skepticism of multilateralism…

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The 2021 North Korea Party Congress

Stephan Haggard
January 11, 2021
On January 9, the DPRK’s Permanent Mission to the UN sent out a press release reproducing a portion of a much longer report that North Korean media sources had released…

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The Obama Administration and North Korea in 2009 Part 3: The Lessons of the First Year

Stephan Haggard
January 11, 2021
With Joe Biden headed to the White House, North Korea watchers are speculating how the incoming administration will deal with this long-standing foreign policy irritant. One place to look for…

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The Obama Administration and North Korea in 2009 Part 2: Negotiating Multilateral Sanctions

Stephan Haggard
January 7, 2021
With Joe Biden headed to the White House, North Korea watchers are speculating how the incoming administration will deal with this long-standing foreign policy irritant. One place to look for…

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The Obama Administration and North Korea in 2009 Part 1: Satellite Launch Hardens Positions

Stephan Haggard
January 5, 2021
With Joe Biden headed to the White House, North Korea watchers are speculating how the incoming administration will deal with this long-standing foreign policy irritant. One place to look for…

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Challenges and Successes on the Korean Peninsula in 2020

Terrence Matsuo
December 29, 2020
South Korea in 2020 faced difficult challenges both off and on the Korean Peninsula. As in other states, the coronavirus pandemic took center stage by irreversibly changing every aspect of…

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