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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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Views on the Upcoming Moon-Biden Summit from KEI Advisory Council

May 17, 2021
By KEI Advisory Council President Joe Biden and President Moon Jae-in are scheduled to meet in Washington D.C. on May 21. For President Biden, this will be his second summit…

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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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Can South Korea Continue to Balance Relations with the United States and China?

Terrence Matsuo
May 4, 2021
Korea has long worked to maintain at least cordial relationships that balance its larger neighbors. The global U.S.-China competition is the newest iteration of the challenge, with Seoul’s most important…

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Security Cooperation with Seoul and Tokyo: Changing the Conversation

Stephan Haggard
April 6, 2021
At a time when the Biden Administration is seeking to restore faith in the alliances and show resolve, the potential for security cooperation between Japan and Korea is dimmed by…

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North Korea Sanctions and the Fungibility Problem

Hazel Smith
March 23, 2021
‘It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove, or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops,…

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A More Proactive South Korean Foreign Policy?

Korea View
March 19, 2021
South Korea suggested that it may join the U.S.-led Quad+ initiative, suggesting it is prepared to become a more proactive player in the region.

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A Day Late, But Not a Dollar Short: The New U.S.- Korea Burden-Sharing Agreement

Kyle Ferrier
March 18, 2021
After more than a year since the previous one expired, the U.S. and South Korea finally agreed to terms for a new military burden-sharing deal. The Special Measures Agreement (SMA)…

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Russia’s DPRK Policy during the Biden Administration: Same Dream, Different Beds

James D.J. Brown
March 17, 2021
Despite President Joe Biden’s previous description of Russia as an “opponent” and the regime of President Vladimir Putin as “KGB thugs”, it remains possible for Washington and Moscow to cooperate…

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