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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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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.

August 14, 2023

Mongolia Hosts ICAPP Women’s Wing, With Emphasis on Gender Equality

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Ulaanbaatar hosted the women’s wings of the International Conference on Asian Party Politics, with a focus on “promoting women’s leadership.”
August 11, 2023

Mongolian Prime Minister’s US Visit Marks Elevation of Mongolia’s Role in Indo-Pacific

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Increased attention from the U.S. toward Mongolia is bringing expanded cooperation in the economic and security sectors. 

July 19, 2023

How Mongolia’s Traditional Naadam Festival Is Becoming More International

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Naadam's international status is a function of both the growing Mongolian diaspora and government efforts to attract foreign tourists.
July 14, 2023

Can Recent Constitutional Reforms Augment Women’s Role in Mongolia’s Democracy?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Alongside Mongolia's overhaul of its electoral system, the country is also bringing back quotas for female candidates, part of a broader effort to promote gender equality.

July 10, 2023

Mongolia Signs Agreement with SpaceX to Utilize Starlink

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia continues its digitalization push by bringing Starlink on board to provide satellite internet service to “people in remote locations... in every corner of our vast country.”

July 06, 2023

Mongolian Prime Minister’s Visit to China Envisages Deeper Economic Ties

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Both China and Mongolia are keen to expand their economic ties, and state-owned enterprises will play a key role in that.

June 28, 2023

Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar Dialogue Emphasizes the Significance of Cooperation in Northeast Asia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The country's government wants to see the annual dialogue become the region’s most prominent confidence-building mechanism.
June 08, 2023

What’s in Mongolia’s New Anti-Corruption Strategy?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The proposed strategy aims to address a perennial issue through increased whistleblower protections, transparency measures, and international cooperation.

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