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.
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.”
September 07, 2022
Mongolia Unveils New Pro-Business Cabinet
By Amar Adiya
The quick Cabinet reshuffle is intended to strengthen PM Oyun-Erdene’s position and give him legislative support to push his liberalization and privatization agenda forward.
July 01, 2022
New Constitutional Amendments in Mongolia: Real Reform or Political Opportunism?
By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
There are serious issue with Mongolia's political system. Will the current proposals for constitutional amendment address those problems?
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.
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.
July 01, 2021
After Wild Election Season, What’s Next for Mongolia?
By Marissa Smith and Julian Dierkes
The Mongolian People’s Party now controls the executive and the legislature, but now must contend with COVID-19 and demands to level the political playing field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 27, 2021
With New PM, a New Generation Taking Charge in Mongolia
By Julian Dierkes and Bolor Lkhaajav
Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene represents a new type of Mongolian leader: a younger, Western-educated professional with a strong policy focus.
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