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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
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December 29, 2023

Mongolian Policymakers Must Prioritize the Energy Sector in 2024

By Bolor Lkhaajav
A cohesive strategy aimed at improving the country’s energy sector has become a dire necessity. 
December 21, 2023

How Mongolia’s Third Neighbor Policy Can Bolster Its Tourism Sector

By Bolor Lkhaajav
From boosting air links to promoting Mongolian culture abroad, Mongolia's government is making an all-out push to attract tourists in 2024.

December 12, 2023

Interview With UK Ambassador to Mongolia Fiona Blyth

By Bolor Lkhaajav
“Mongolia has centuries of experience of navigating great power competition. I think there is a lot to learn from Mongolia.”

December 01, 2023

Canada-Mongolia New Comprehensive Partnership Means Business

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As the two countries celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties, Mongolia in particular is hoping to jumpstart trade and investment.

November 16, 2023

Mongolia Launches a Shakespeare-esque Play in London 

By Bolor Lkhaajav
“The Mongol Khan” will be the first Mongolian play performed abroad, furthering emphasizing Mongolia's cultural diplomacy.
November 03, 2023

Mongolia’s Looming Tuberculosis Crisis

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Munkhjargal Dorjravdan
Mongolia continues to face the spread of TB, particularly in the low-income population. 

October 31, 2023

The Mongolia-China-Russia Trilateral After the Belt and Road Forum

By Bolor Lkhaajav
All three countries have different, if convergent, goals for their trilateral cooperation, headlined by the Power of Siberia 2 mega-project.
October 21, 2023

Ulaanbaatar’s Cultural Diplomacy Strengthens France-Mongolia Ties 

By Bolor Lkhaajav
For Mongolia, 2023 has been a breakthrough year for the country’s cultural diplomacy.

October 19, 2023

What’s Driving the France-Mongolia Rapprochement?

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Mathieu Droin
Just five month after the French president's historic visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian President Khurelsukh Ukhnaa paid a state visit to France.

September 12, 2023

How Mongolia’s Nomadic Culture Is Navigating Modernization

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia's government is taking pains to keep traditional nomadic culture alive – and hoping to boost revenue streams as a byproduct.

September 06, 2023

Pope Francis’ Visit Underscores Mongolia’s Religious Freedom 

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The geopolitical angle of Pope Francis’ state visit to Mongolia is clear: The Vatican supports Mongolia’s democracy, respect for religious freedom, and peaceful foreign policy.
August 29, 2023

The Hidden Cause Behind Mongolia’s Deadly Summer Floods

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Poor urban planning threatens public health in Mongolia, as demonstrated by the recent flooding.

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