Bolor Lkhaajav. Analyst of Mongolian Institute for Geopolitical Studies, M.A. in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco,
Mongolia’s democratic status and its people power have been well-recognized and well-respected around the world. Former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry hailed the country as an “oasis of democracy.” Since its peaceful democratic revolution in 1990, the Mongolian government has pursued a constitutional democracy that aims to promote human rights. On March 27, 2019, the Mongolian government took a sharp turn in tackling high-level corruption in the Office of the Prosecutor in violation of human rights. This move has stirred a heated debate between constitutional defenders, judicial actors, and the government. Continue Reading
The country is becoming known for its use of military diplomacy.
By Frank Adam Negri
Mongolia is quickly becoming known for its global military presence. With China and Russia as its only direct neighbors, Mongolia faces a conundrum. Mongolia’s foreign policy is dominated by the necessity to balance the influences of its powerful neighbors and the need to gather support from like-minded countries. Mongolia refers to this as their ‘Third Neighbor Policy’, which aims to allow for economic and political self-determination independent of both China and Russia. Mongolia’s military is key to the execution of this policy. Continue Reading
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ On February 19-22, the UC Berkeley Center for Buddhist Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, and Tang Center for Silk Road Studies have successfully co-organized the symposium Points of Transition: Ovoo and the Ritual Remaking of Religious, Ecological, and Historical Politics in Inner Asia at UC Berkeley, California. Continue Reading
The Diplomat Crossroads Asia
By Bolor Lkhaajav
Bolor Lkhaajav has an M.A. in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco, Analyst of Mongolian Institute for Geopolitical Studies
If passed, the act has great potential to expand economic relations between the U.S. and Mongolia.
November 17, 2018
Mongolia is utilizing its third-neighbor foreign policy to its highest potential by expanding bilateral economic relations with countries around the world without provoking too much conflict with the two giant geopolitical powers, and the country’s only neighbors, Russia and China. Continue Reading
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia Regional Meeting – Peacebuilding in Northeast Asia was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China between December 2-4, 2018. This meeting comprised the the fourth convening of the Ulaanbaatar Process, a civil society dialogue on peace and stability for the Korean Peninsula and broader Northeast Asian region. Continue Reading