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The Korea Policy Institute (KPI) is an independent research and educational institute whose mission is to provide timely analysis of United States policies toward Korea and developments on the Korean peninsula. Please support KPI’s efforts to provide the information and analysis needed to inform a U.S. policy that respects the Korean peoples’ desire for peace, sovereignty, reconciliation, and the reunification of Korea.



U.S. Imperialism, NE Asian Security Crisis, & the Politics of Repression in South Korea

Thursday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm EST | Online

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Ahead of a crucial general election in South Korea this April, Dr. Simone Chun will analyze how the current U.S. administration’s new Cold War policy has contributed to deteriorating North-South relations and heightened concerns about regional security in Northeast Asia,along with the resurgence of autocracy in South Korea


The First Amerasians Book Talk with Yuri Doolan

Wednesday, February 21, 5:00pm-6:30pm

UCSC Center for Racial Justice, HUM 1 Rm 210

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The First Amerasians tells the powerful, oftentimes heartbreaking story of how Americans created and used the concept of the Amerasian to remove thousands of mixed race children from their Korean mothers in US-occupied South Korea to adoptive American homes during the 1950s and 1960s. 

No peace without sovereignty in the Korean Peninsula

Saturday, January 27, 2024 2:30 PM PST

A lecture honoring Noam Chomsky's solidarity with Korea's struggle for self-determination and peaceful unification.

Watch the program in Hangul.

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The online, open-access Ending the Korean War Teaching Collective syllabus is a political education platform serving as an anti-imperialist tool against permanent war. The syllabus is organized into thematic modules designed for scholars, educators, and activists alike.

KPI Associate Tim Shorrock

On North Korea Resetting its Relations with South Korea


KPFK AntiWar Radio

January 18, 2024

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KPI Board Member Ji-Yeon Yuh 

On North Korea's policy change towards South Korea

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Al Jazeera , Inside Story

January 17, 2024

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KPI Board Member Gregory Elich 

North Korean-Russian Talks Aimed at Expanding Cooperation


By Any Means Necessary

September 16, 2023

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KPI Projects

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The Korea Policy Institute readers are free downloadable resources for classrooms, study groups, and individuals seeking critical context to the unfolding situation on the Korean peninsula. 


KPI is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Voices of Peace contest. The winners are “Obangsaek” by Andy Seungu Choi (essay), Untitled essay by Quynh-May Nguyen (essay), Untitled Poem by Sydney Gil (poetry), and “Silhouette Video” by Joan Gwak (visual). Click here to view submissions.

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