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What’s Wrong With Mongolia’s Naadam Festival?
October 21, 2021

What’s Wrong With Mongolia’s Naadam Festival?

By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
Both as a reflection of Mongolia’s historical narrative and as a celebration of its cultural identity, the festival badly needs reform.

Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?
October 20, 2021

Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As China grapples with an energy shortage, it is increasingly looking to source coal from its northern neighbors.
Tianjin Port Congestion Disrupts China-Mongolia Supply Chain
October 07, 2021

Tianjin Port Congestion Disrupts China-Mongolia Supply Chain

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Shipping delays at major Chinese ports are snarling Mongolian imports from third party countries, and costing Mongolian businesses.

Did Mongolia Give up on Winning a UN Security Council Seat?
September 24, 2021

Did Mongolia Give up on Winning a UN Security Council Seat?

By Ulrika Möller and Julian Dierkes
Any mention of Mongolia's candidacy was notably absent from President Khurelsukh’s U.N. speech. Does that pave the way for Japan to win a nonpermanent seat in the U.N. Security Council?

South Korea Becomes Mongolia’s 6th Strategic Partner
September 13, 2021

South Korea Becomes Mongolia’s 6th Strategic Partner

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s strategic partnership with South Korea once again shows its foreign policy strength.

The Mongolian Armed Force’s Contribution to Afghanistan
September 11, 2021

The Mongolian Armed Force’s Contribution to Afghanistan

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia has supported both international and bilateral efforts to stabilize and develop Afghanistan.

Mongolia Seizes the Diplomatic Moment
July 28, 2021

Mongolia Seizes the Diplomatic Moment

By Shannon Tiezzi
In the space of just five days, Mongolian officials have held high-level talks with China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States
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.

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