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.
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.
June 25, 2020
Mongolia’s New Parliament: Familiar Party, Fresher Faces
By Julian Dierkes and Marissa Smith
The MPP retains its supermajority, but there is more to the results than simply a consolidation of power by the ruling party.
June 01, 2020
Aubrey Menard on Mongolia’s Dynamic Youth
By Catherine Putz
30 years after a youth-led revolution overturned Soviet rule, young Mongols are again at the forefront of change in the country.
May 22, 2020
Mongolia’s Next Election Will Feature New Types of Candidates
By Bulgan Batdorj and Julian Dierkes
The breadth of Mongolian democracy is widening.
May 14, 2020
Mongolia: How Nalaikh’s Youth See Democracy
By Claire Casher, Samantha Coronel, Rasmus Dilling-Hansen, and Cassandra Jeffery
A Canadian research team shares their findings from a Mongolia youth engagement study.
February 02, 2019
Mongolia's March Against Corruption
By Peter Bittner
The view from Sukhbaatar Square during a series of mass protests.