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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
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.

January 22, 2021

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Offers Shock Resignation Amid Protests

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Instability roils Mongolia’s political apparatus in the midst of a global pandemic.

December 03, 2020

How Changing US Administrations Shape Mongolia-US Relations

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The U.S. approach to Mongolia has historically been heavily shaped by different administrations.
September 18, 2020

Mongolia’s E-Governance Quest

By Bolor Lkhaajav
In the last decade, Mongolia showed progress in e-governance, but there’s more yet to do.

July 02, 2020

Mongolia Securing an Energy Alliance with Russia and China 

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The Power of Siberia 2 project involves Russia, Mongolia, and China.

March 28, 2020

Mongolia’s Small-Country Strategy for Containing COVID-19

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s small population might be an asset in fighting the new pandemic.

August 05, 2019

US Becomes Mongolia’s 5th Strategic Partner

By Bolor Lkhaajav
During a state visit, Mongolia's president emphasized increased cooperation with the United States.

November 17, 2018

US-Mongolia ‘Third Neighbor Trade Act’ On The Way

By Bolor Lkhaajav
If passed, the act has great potential to expand economic relations between the U.S. and Mongolia.
December 27, 2017

Mongolia’s Modernizing Military  

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia's military has an expanding role at home and abroad.

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