By Bolor Lkhaajav (International Security Observer,
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is located in the Western province of People’s Republic of China (PRC). China-Xinjiang relations carry historical unstable roots since the Qing empire conquered the territory in 18th century. After liberating Xinjiang in 1949, Beijing launched a new integration and development campaign to prevent political and social upheavals. The central government at that time has chosen iron fist approach, and this has provoked a prolonged ethnical, cultural, separatist, and terrorist activities carried out by the minority, separatist Uyghurs. Beijing has heightened security after the 2009 violent riot, which utilized modern day terrorist tactics, borrowed from Al-Qaeda and global jihad. In response to Xinjiang’s turmoil, Beijing faced sine qua non to implement an integrated political, economic, and social policies that focuses more on incentives as oppose to hard-liner repressive policies. Continue Reading
Prof, Dr (Sc.D). MYAGMAR Dovchin. Director of the Mongolian Institute for Geopolitical Studies
In recent years, the fight against radicalism, especially against its brutal form terrorism, is spreading in the international operations practice. Obviously, terrorism is one of the most hazardous threats to humankind of modern era, no matter of its context. As well as, terrorism is converting to concrete factor, which directly threatens national security of nation states. Continue Reading
NEW YORK | ULAANBAATAR (IDN) – While unanimously agreeing on tougher sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test early September, the UN Security Council called for the resumption of the Six-Party Talks. Continue Reading
By Bolor Lkhaajav. Bolor Lkhaajav is contributor at the International Security Observer. Bolor is a Master’s candidate in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco.
Land-locked between two politically, economically, and militarily powerful nations — Russia and China — Mongolia’s foreign policy frequently involves balancing and contemplating diplomatic relations between and beyond the two neighbors. The third neighbor phenomenon has become an important part of Mongolia’s diplomatic expansion through political, economic, and military means. In modernization of Mongolia’s foreign policy and national security objectives, the 2010 National Security Concept[i] and 2011 Foreign Policy Concept [ii] played a crucial role in structuring Mongolia’s relations with other nations. This article will take a look at Mongolia’s foreign policy and national security policy frameworks, to shed a light on their presence and relevance in the Asia-Pacific.
By Mendee Jargalsaikhan, Expert of The Mongolian Institute of Geopolitical Studies
A few years back, Julian introduced me the concept of generational imprints and pointed out the work of Karl Mannheim. Mannheim (Essays on the Sociology of Knowledge. Routledge: 1952) defined a generation as a social creation and argued that each generation receives imprints from the social and political events during their formative age. Continue Reading