The Korean peninsula has garnered significant press attention in recent weeks. In a series of events that would not seem out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster: North Korea fired a series of ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, Kim Jong Nam—Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother— was assassinated by VX nerve gas in Kuala Lumpur, and to top it off South Korea’s constitutional court voted unanimously to remove President Park Geun-hye from office. Given increasingly belligerent moves from the North and turbulent political times in the South, how can foreign investors get comfort with the security situation on the Korean peninsula? We spoke recently to a number of former government officials, diplomats and economists familiar with the matter to hear their views.


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