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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
June 28, 2022

Mongolia Hosts 7th Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security

By Bolor Lkhaajav
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Mongolia's pre-eminent foreign policy mechanism is back in action.

June 14, 2022

Mongolia’s ‘1 Billion Tree’ Movement

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The policy was launched to much fanfare, but can the participants follow through on their commitments?
May 20, 2022

Can Digital Governance Strengthen Mongolia’s Democratic Institutions?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia sees e-government as essential to eliminating red tape and fighting corruption. How are its efforts faring thus far?

May 06, 2022

Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Amid Mongolia's mining boom, cultural sites such as ovoos (cairns) need special protection.

April 14, 2022

Mongolia Highlights ‘New Recovery Policy’ at Economic Forum

By Bolor Lkhaajav
One of the major takeaways was the partial privatization of some state-owned enterprises in a bid to attract foreign investment.

April 08, 2022

Youth Protest Stretches Into Day 2 in Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The voice of the youth and their peaceful protests have historical resonance for Mongolia’s democracy.
March 17, 2022

How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Changing Northeast Asia’s Geopolitics

By Bolor Lkhaajav
For China, Mongolia, and Japan, the fallout from the invasion is just starting to be felt. The long-term consequences are not yet clear.

March 07, 2022

How Is Mongolia Responding to the Russia-Ukraine War?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia is carefully supporting a peaceful dialogue between Russia and Ukraine, while focusing on protection of civilians.

February 28, 2022

Mongolia and Japan Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Bolorerdene Bazarsuren
Since 1972, the relationship has grown from economic assistance to include educational exchanges and security cooperation.

February 14, 2022

China, Mongolia Finalize Major Railroad Crossing Points

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia has been pushing for progress on the Gashuunsukhait-Gantsmod railway in particular for years.

February 04, 2022

Interview With Dashdavaa Zandraa, Mongolia’s Anti-Corruption Chief

By Bolor Lkhaajav
“Fighting corruption is more about eliminating the conditions that create corruption than about corrupt officials,” says the director-general of Mongolia’s Independent Authority Against Corruption.
January 31, 2022

Mongolia Now Has a Record Number of Women Ambassadors

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The achievement is part of a long trek toward gender equality in Mongolia's foreign policy.

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