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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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Mongolia's March Against Corruption
February 02, 2019

Mongolia's March Against Corruption

By Peter Bittner
The view from Sukhbaatar Square during a series of mass protests.

Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues
January 31, 2019

Mongolia's Crisis of Democracy Continues

By Peter Bittner
The parliamentary speaker has been forced out, the latest twist in Mongolia's long-simmering political scandals.
Small- and Medium-Sized Outrage Building Over Corruption in Mongolia
November 06, 2018

Small- and Medium-Sized Outrage Building Over Corruption in Mongolia

By Julian Dierkes and Mendee Jargalsaikhan
The public will be watching the Khurelsukh government for its reaction to massive allegations of misuse at the SME Fund.

Mongolia Just Chose a New President. What Now?
July 08, 2017

Mongolia Just Chose a New President. What Now?

By Julian Dierkes
Mongolia is set for 3 years of cohabitation between President Battulga and an MPP parliament.

Ahead of Presidential Election, Mongolia Corruption Scandal Has a New Twist
June 19, 2017

Ahead of Presidential Election, Mongolia Corruption Scandal Has a New Twist

By Bolor Lkhaajav
A Facebook live video from a whistleblower resurrects a previous bribery scandal.

Mongolia’s Democracy Under Stress
April 14, 2017

Mongolia’s Democracy Under Stress

By Bolor Lkhaajav
A wave of protests (and lack of any government response) is challenging Mongolia's political system.
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