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How Mongolia Is Navigating a Changing Security Environment 
January 31, 2023

How Mongolia Is Navigating a Changing Security Environment 

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Beyond the external security issues, Mongolia’s internal security environment is shifting as well.

Mongolia: Politics and Protests in 2023
January 19, 2023

Mongolia: Politics and Protests in 2023

Anand Tumutogoo, Bolor Lkhaajav, and Julian Dierkes discuss the factors behind Mongolia's December protests, and the likelihood of a repeat this spring.
Mongolia, China Look to Bolster Economic Activities in the Post-COVID Era
January 18, 2023

Mongolia, China Look to Bolster Economic Activities in the Post-COVID Era

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The end of China's zero COVID policies will allow Ulaanbaatar and Beijing to accelerate the pledges made during President Khurelsukh’s November visit to China.

India to Finance Mongolia’s Greenfield Oil Refinery Plant
December 24, 2022

India to Finance Mongolia’s Greenfield Oil Refinery Plant

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The deal is a triumph for Mongolia's third-neighbor diplomacy, and will bolster its efforts to reduce energy dependencies as well.

Interview With France’s Ambassador to Mongolia, Sebastien Surun
December 14, 2022

Interview With France’s Ambassador to Mongolia, Sebastien Surun

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Amb. Surun on France-Mongolia bilateral relations and his personal views on regional security issues involving Mongolia’s neighbors. 

Anti-Corruption Protests Pressure the Government of Mongolia 
December 12, 2022

Anti-Corruption Protests Pressure the Government of Mongolia 

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Bolorerdene Bazarsuren
Protesters have been demanding an end to the "coal mafia" in ongoing demonstrations since December 5.

Toxic Winter: The ‘Slow Violence’ of Air Pollution in Mongolia
December 08, 2022

Toxic Winter: The ‘Slow Violence’ of Air Pollution in Mongolia

By Elena Gordillo Fuertes
Ulaanbaatar’s toxic air is taking a heavy toll, especially on already disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
Mass Protests in Mongolia Decry ‘Coal Mafia,’ Corruption
December 06, 2022

Mass Protests in Mongolia Decry ‘Coal Mafia,’ Corruption

By Julian Dierkes
For the second time this year, Mongolians took to the street en masse to show their discontent with the government.

Former President Elbegdorj Tsakhia on Mongolia’s Democracy and Security
November 19, 2022

Former President Elbegdorj Tsakhia on Mongolia’s Democracy and Security

By Bolor Lkhaajav
“Democracy is deeply rooted in Mongolia. Yet, our people’s choice is under constant assault.”

Northeast Asia’s Changing Security Environment
October 25, 2022

Northeast Asia’s Changing Security Environment

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Worsening tensions, from North Korea's provocations to the fallout from Russia's Ukraine invasion, underline the failure of existing policy dialogues.

Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription
October 08, 2022

Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia is not typically a destination for refugees. Now it is having to figure out a policy response on the fly.
Why Mongolia Is Steering Clear of Full Membership in the SCO
September 29, 2022

Why Mongolia Is Steering Clear of Full Membership in the SCO

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia was the first observer state in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and it has been content to remain there even as other countries upgrade to member status.

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