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Bolor Lkhaajav

Bolor Lkhaajav

Bolor Lkhaajav is a researcher specializing in Mongolia, China, Russia, Japan, East Asia, and the Americas. She holds an M.A. in Asia-Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco.

Bolor Lkhaajav received an M.A. in Asia-Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco. She is a researcher specializing in Mongolia, China, Russia, Japan, East Asia, and the Americas. Her research work has appeared in a range of publications in multiple languages. Bolor is currently writing a book and is a regular commentator on Mongolian foreign policy and politics. She is also a host at the 77 Nation Podcast based in Washington, DC.
Posts by Bolor Lkhaajav
January 13, 2022

Mongolia’s Female Peacekeepers: A Case Study for Gender Parity

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Bolor Ganbold
The U.N. has set a goal of full gender parity in peacekeeping operations. The experience of Mongolian women shows both the progress made and the serious challenges that remain.

December 30, 2021

The Fall of the Soviet Union: Mongolia’s Path to Democratic Revolution

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Antoine Maire
The singularity of the Mongolian revolutionary process deserves to be underlined. 
December 09, 2021

How Mongolia Turned the Tides of the Pandemic

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia's strong vaccination and booster rates helped it overcome a spike in cases. Now the country is looking ahead to a post-pandemic recovery.

December 03, 2021

Mongolia-Russia Diplomatic Relations at 100

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The past, present, and future of a close and complex relationship.

November 16, 2021

What COP26’s Shift Away From Coal Means for Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Coal-based economies like Mongolia will need a rewiring of climate finance to make a transition to clean energy possible.

November 01, 2021

Mongolia Celebrates 60 Years in the United Nations

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s engagement with the U.N. is a microcosm of its foreign policy post-independence.
October 20, 2021

Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As China grapples with an energy shortage, it is increasingly looking to source coal from its northern neighbors.

October 07, 2021

Tianjin Port Congestion Disrupts China-Mongolia Supply Chain

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Shipping delays at major Chinese ports are snarling Mongolian imports from third party countries, and costing Mongolian businesses.

September 13, 2021

South Korea Becomes Mongolia’s 6th Strategic Partner

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s strategic partnership with South Korea once again shows its foreign policy strength.

September 11, 2021

The Mongolian Armed Force’s Contribution to Afghanistan

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia has supported both international and bilateral efforts to stabilize and develop Afghanistan.

May 06, 2021

How Mongolia Made the Most of Vaccine Diplomacy

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia has received vaccines not only from neighbors China and Russia, but from India and COVAX as well.
January 27, 2021

With New PM, a New Generation Taking Charge in Mongolia

By Julian Dierkes and Bolor Lkhaajav
Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene represents a new type of Mongolian leader: a younger, Western-educated professional with a strong policy focus.

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