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 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.
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.
October 03, 2017
After Anti-China Campaign Rhetoric, Mongolia’s President Congratulates China on National Day
By Charlotte Gao
Campaign talk aside, Mongolia still depends overwhelmingly on China.
July 10, 2017
On the Mongolian Campaign Trail
By Peter Bittner
An on-the-ground look at campaigning and voting in Mongolia's tight presidential race.
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.
July 04, 2017
Will a Battulga Victory in Mongolia’s Election Mark a Shift Toward Russia?
By Gregory Xanthos
The current favorite in the pending runoff has a soft spot for Putin, and harsh warnings about China.
June 20, 2017
Election 2017: Making Mongolia Great Again?
By Julian Dierkes and Mendee Jargalsaikhan
Exploring the role of nationalism in Mongolia's presidential campaign.
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.
June 06, 2017
The Race for Mongolia's Presidency Begins
By Julian Dierkes
A horse-breeder, a judoka and a feng shui practitioner walk into a Mongolian polling station...