New blog launched to focus on U.S. - Korea relations

Top Quote Experts from Korea Economic Institute to publish regular Korea analysis and commentary online. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 04, 2012 - Washington, DC - In response to an increased demand for information on U.S. - Korea relations, the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) has launched a new blog to focus on the economic and foreign policies that impact the Korean peninsula. The Peninsula will provide readers with authoritative Korea analysis( ), research and insight on a timely basis, being updated several times per week.

    "With interest in both North Korea and the ROK having increased sharply over the past eighteen months, the time seemed right to launch a Korea policy( ) blog", says President of KEI, Ambassador Jack Pritchard. "On all fronts, Korea is attracting unprecedented media attention. Be it through Presidential exchanges, the continuing rise of Korean culture, or through increasing economic cooperation. It's clear, people want to know more about the Koreas, and KEI's expert team is now in a great position to help out."

    Content from The Peninsula has already proved a success with international media, with several articles having been picked up by news organizations across the globe. Most recently, CNN covered Director for Academic Research and Academic Affairs Nicholas Hamisevicz's post on visiting the DPRK, while Yonhap and Chosun Ilbo covered a series of photographs of daily life in North Korea( ) taken by KEI Vice-President, Dr. Abraham Kim.

    In addition to being a source for rapid-response commentary on Korean affairs, The Peninsula's commenting system allows readers to engage directly with KEI staff on topics of their interest. With article categories on North Korea, South Korea, Inter-Korean affairs, and Korea abroad, readers can also find content to match their individual interest area with ease. Finally, a handy tag-cloud allows visitors to quickly find material related to a number of niche Korea topics.

    The Peninsula is run by KEI. KEI is a not-for-profit, policy outreach and educational organization affiliated with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), a public policy research institute located in Seoul and funded by the South Korean government. KEI focuses its efforts on all aspects of the U.S.-Korea relationship. KEI does not lobby; it welcomes a diversity of views.

    For More Information:

    Please contact KEI's Director of Communications, Chad O'Carroll

    Email: ocarroll ( @ ) keia dot org

    Direct line: 202 464 1985

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