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Can Digital Governance Strengthen Mongolia’s Democratic Institutions?
May 20, 2022

Can Digital Governance Strengthen Mongolia’s Democratic Institutions?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia sees e-government as essential to eliminating red tape and fighting corruption. How are its efforts faring thus far?

A New Russian Gas Pipeline Is a Bad Idea for Mongolia
May 11, 2022

A New Russian Gas Pipeline Is a Bad Idea for Mongolia

By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
The Soyuz-Vostok pipeline, part of the larger Power of Siberia 2 project, will make Mongolia even more vulnerable to pressure from its autocratic neighbors.
Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos
May 06, 2022

Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Amid Mongolia's mining boom, cultural sites such as ovoos (cairns) need special protection.

Mongolia Highlights ‘New Recovery Policy’ at Economic Forum
April 14, 2022

Mongolia Highlights ‘New Recovery Policy’ at Economic Forum

By Bolor Lkhaajav
One of the major takeaways was the partial privatization of some state-owned enterprises in a bid to attract foreign investment.

Youth Protest Stretches Into Day 2 in Mongolia
April 08, 2022

Youth Protest Stretches Into Day 2 in Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The voice of the youth and their peaceful protests have historical resonance for Mongolia’s democracy.

The Hurdles Facing Mongolia’s Overseas Voters
March 25, 2022

The Hurdles Facing Mongolia’s Overseas Voters

By Anoushka Chandarana, Anthony Coompson, Jemimah Ogundele, and Narayanan (Hari) GL
Mongolia does not make it easy for expats to cast their ballots in key elections.

How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Changing Northeast Asia’s Geopolitics
March 17, 2022

How the Russia-Ukraine War Is Changing Northeast Asia’s Geopolitics

By Bolor Lkhaajav
For China, Mongolia, and Japan, the fallout from the invasion is just starting to be felt. The long-term consequences are not yet clear.
How Is Mongolia Responding to the Russia-Ukraine War?
March 07, 2022

How Is Mongolia Responding to the Russia-Ukraine War?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia is carefully supporting a peaceful dialogue between Russia and Ukraine, while focusing on protection of civilians.

Mongolia and Japan Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations
February 28, 2022

Mongolia and Japan Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Bolorerdene Bazarsuren
Since 1972, the relationship has grown from economic assistance to include educational exchanges and security cooperation.

China, Mongolia Finalize Major Railroad Crossing Points
February 14, 2022

China, Mongolia Finalize Major Railroad Crossing Points

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia has been pushing for progress on the Gashuunsukhait-Gantsmod railway in particular for years.

Interview With Dashdavaa Zandraa, Mongolia’s Anti-Corruption Chief
February 04, 2022

Interview With Dashdavaa Zandraa, Mongolia’s Anti-Corruption Chief

By Bolor Lkhaajav
“Fighting corruption is more about eliminating the conditions that create corruption than about corrupt officials,” says the director-general of Mongolia’s Independent Authority Against Corruption.
Mongolia Now Has a Record Number of Women Ambassadors
January 31, 2022

Mongolia Now Has a Record Number of Women Ambassadors

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The achievement is part of a long trek toward gender equality in Mongolia's foreign policy.

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