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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 12, 2024

Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar Dialogue Focuses on Regional Cooperation in Energy Transition and Critical Minerals

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia hopes to push forward cooperation, even among rival nations, on regional and global priority issues.

May 31, 2024

Mongolia’s Fight Against Desertification and Land Degradation

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s approach looks to incorporate both international experiences and the traditions of local communities.
May 28, 2024

Narantsogt Sanjaa on Anti-Corruption and Mongolia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

By Bolor Lkhaajav
“The establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund is a key part of the next stage” of Mongolia’s fight against corruption.

May 22, 2024

Mongolia’s Political Parties Showcase Candidates for the 2024 Parliamentary Election

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As Mongolia goes to its first election with an enlarged parliament and new mixed representation electoral system, parties are including more diverse and young candidates.

April 30, 2024

What Does Putin’s Re-election Mean for Mongolia-Russia Relations?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Since Mongolia's democratization, ties with Russia have followed a steady course, no matter who is in office.

April 26, 2024

Mongolian Parliament Passes Legislation to Establish Sovereign Wealth Fund

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Can Mongolia finally ensure that its mineral wealth benefits the people?
April 16, 2024

Mongolia to Strengthen Tourism and Creative Industry Ties With South Korea

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As showcased in the Mongolian prime minister's recent visit, Mongolia sees South Korea as a crucial partner in diversifying its economy.

March 29, 2024

Ex-Mongolian PM Accused of Corruption by US Justice Department

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Batbold Sukhbaatar has been accused of corruption before, featuring in the Panama Paper and Pandora Papers, but has never been convicted.

March 21, 2024

Mongolia’s Labor Minister on Tackling the Workplace Gender Gap

By Bolor Lkhaajav
An interview with Minister of Labor and Social Protection Bulgantuya Khurelbaatar.

March 06, 2024

With Starlink and Satellite Launches, Mongolia’s Digital Transformation Reaches a Milestone

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s activities with SpaceX and Thales Alenia Space demonstrate both Ulaanbaatar’s development strategy and its third-neighbor foreign policy.

March 01, 2024

Can Mongolia Boost Women’s Representation in Its 2024 General Election?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
This election will be the first test of a constitutional reform that expanded the parliament, with an eye toward increasing representation for women and disadvantaged groups.
February 21, 2024

Germany Becomes First EU Country to Forge Strategic Partnership With Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The new strategic partnership is carrying Germany-Mongolia relations beyond the traditional framework of cooperation into mutual support on the international stage.

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