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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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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2024

Clint Work
January 30, 2024
South Korea’s rapprochement with Japan and North Korea’s embrace of Russia significantly shaped events on the Korean Peninsula in 2023. Both promise to have a substantial impact on events in…

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Kim Jong-un Changes Policy on Inter-Korean Reunification and Issues Threats of War

Robert King
January 19, 2024
In a historic break with a policy of most of the past eight decades, Kim Jong-un's speech made clear a different policy toward South Korea.

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2023 in Review: The War in Ukraine and South Korea’s Increasingly Complex National Security

Clint Work
December 28, 2023
Seoul confronts the emergence of a new, far riskier nuclear order, while doubts about the credibility of U.S. extended deterrence remain.

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2023 in Review: The War in Ukraine and North Korea

Clint Work
December 27, 2023
North Korea's support for Russia's war in Ukraine completed its turn away from efforts to normalize relations with the United States.

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More Evidence of Russia’s Stronger Relationship with North Korea

Terrence Matsuo
December 1, 2023
Washington and Seoul must carefully watch how this partnership evolves, and prepare for an even less inhibited North Korea.

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The Kim-Putin Summit’s Impact on the Korean Peninsula

Terrence Matsuo
October 4, 2023
The US and South Korea have raised concerns over the growing confluence of Russia and North Korea in the wake of the Kim-Putin summit.

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Putin Seeks North Korean Arms for Russia’s War Against Ukraine, Threatens UN Sanctions against Pyongyang’s Nuclear Weapons

Robert King
September 27, 2023
For the first time in over four years, Kim Jong-un traveled outside North Korea for an in-person meeting with Vladimir Putin.

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Japan–South Korea–US relations thawed, but not warm enough

Daniel Sneider
September 7, 2023
The August 18, 2023 summit at Camp David was rightly hailed as a breakthrough moment for Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

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