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US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia
July 20, 2021

US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is making the rounds in East Asia, with one notable omission from her itinerary.

Mongolia and the Korea Conflict
July 15, 2021

Mongolia and the Korea Conflict

By Shinae Hong
Mongolia’s mediating role in the Korean Peninsula has emphasized the significance of small states’ soft power in global diplomacy.
Khurelsukh Cruises to Victory in Mongolian Presidential Race
June 10, 2021

Khurelsukh Cruises to Victory in Mongolian Presidential Race

By Julian Dierkes, Marissa Smith, and Shannon Tiezzi
It was the biggest victory ever in Mongolia’s democratic history.

Bolor Lkhaajav on Mongolia’s Messy Presidential Election
June 01, 2021

Bolor Lkhaajav on Mongolia’s Messy Presidential Election

By Shannon Tiezzi
A run-down of the state of Mongolian politics a week before the election.

Is Mongolia Heading Toward One-Party Rule?
May 18, 2021

Is Mongolia Heading Toward One-Party Rule?

By Enkhbaigali Byambasuren
A constitutional and legislative crisis resulted in a hunger strike ahead of the June presidential election.

Are Presidential Elections Putting Mongolian Democracy in Peril?
May 12, 2021

Are Presidential Elections Putting Mongolian Democracy in Peril?

By Bat-Orgil Altankhuyag and Fernando Casal Bértoa
Popular presidential elections can serve to increase fragmentation, weaken political parties, and promote polarization, putting democracy at risk. 

How Mongolia Made the Most of Vaccine Diplomacy
May 06, 2021

How Mongolia Made the Most of Vaccine Diplomacy

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia has received vaccines not only from neighbors China and Russia, but from India and COVAX as well.
Mismanagement Fuels Mongolia’s COVID-19 Spike
April 22, 2021

Mismanagement Fuels Mongolia’s COVID-19 Spike

By Oyunsuren Damdinsuren
Inconsistent policies and double standard are confusing Mongolia's pandemic response at the most critical time.

Grappling With Parliament Limiting His Powers, Mongolian President Moves to Dissolve Ruling Party
April 20, 2021

Grappling With Parliament Limiting His Powers, Mongolian President Moves to Dissolve Ruling Party

By Marissa Smith, Bulgan Batdorj, and Julian Dierkes
Political maneuvering ahead of June's presidential election may post a general threat to Mongolia's democracy.

Mongolia Starts Its COVID-19 Vaccinations
February 26, 2021

Mongolia Starts Its COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Uranbileg Tumurkhuyag
New Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene became the first to get his shot, kicking off Mongolia's vaccine campaign.

With New PM, a New Generation Taking Charge in Mongolia
January 27, 2021

With New PM, a New Generation Taking Charge in Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Julian Dierkes
Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene represents a new type of Mongolian leader: a younger, Western-educated professional with a strong policy focus.
Mongolia’s Prime Minister Offers Shock Resignation Amid Protests
January 22, 2021

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Offers Shock Resignation Amid Protests

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Instability roils Mongolia’s political apparatus in the midst of a global pandemic.

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