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The Peninsula

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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South Korea, Ukraine and Russia Part II: The Economic Dimension

Stephan Haggard
May 18, 2022
Pursuing sanctions on Russia poses nowhere near the tough choices that arise when talking about Korea’s dependence on trade and investment with China.

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South Korea, Ukraine and Russia Part I: Motives and Initial Response

Stephan Haggard
May 17, 2022
The Moon administration had three overlapping--yet subtly distinct--motives in responding to the invasion of Ukraine.

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Beyond Semiconductor and Auto Exports

David Lee
May 9, 2022
South Korea seeks to strengthen security cooperation and diversify its export structure by expanding its presence in the global defense market.

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South Korea’s Changing Designation of the “Main Enemy”

David Lee
April 16, 2022
President-elect Yoon’s transition team announced a plan to reinstate North Korea as the “main enemy,” a move that has a long history.

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The Hazy Future of a Nuclear South Korea

Terrence Matsuo
April 4, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol’s campaign comment that he would consult the U.S. over redeploying tactical nuclear weapons shows Korean leaders are more comfortable raising the topic.

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South Korea’s Persistent Maritime Challenges

David Lee
March 26, 2022
The navy’s new frigate enhances maritime deterrence capability in response to anticipated future provocations from North Korea.

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The Continuing Threat of North Korea's Chemical Weapons

Terrence Matsuo
March 7, 2022
Pyongyang using chemical weapons during a war is something that experts say is a very real possibility.

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North Korea: Root Cause of Ukraine Crisis is United States

Robert King
March 1, 2022
In North Korea's world view, 200,000 Russian troops invading Ukraine and Russian missiles raining down on its cities is the fault of the United States.

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