Mark Goleman

Mongolia Playing Stabilizing Role in Situation on Korean Peninsula


First, a short history lesson. According to records, the relationship between Mongolia and Korea spans 800 years. Mongolian annals from the 13th to 14th centuries mention Korea’s (at the time known as Solongos) role in Genghis Khan’s conquest of China. In the years preceding 1990…

A New Level in the US – Mongolian Relations


It is well known that the US was the last of the great Western powers to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia, it happened only in 1987. However, already in the early 1990s, the US became one of the main sources of inspiration and support for the democratic reforms in…

The Results of the Mongolian Leader Attending the 4th Eastern Economic Forum


As you might know, the 4th Eastern Economic Forum was held in Vladivostok on September 13, 2018, led by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. It saw the participation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, the South Korean…

Strengthening the Partnership between Mongolia, Russia and China


As readers will remember, in their third meeting, which took place during the 16th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2016, the presidents of Russia, China and Mongolia signed an official inter-governmental agreement…

Fourth Meeting Between the Russian, Mongolian and Chinese Presidents


This meeting took place on June 9-10, 2018, on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, held in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on China’s east coast. The first meeting between the presidents of the three…

5th round of the Ulaanbaatar Dialogues


In 2014 Mongolia initiated an international conference in Ulaanbaatar, to discuss security problems in North-East Asia, particularly on the Korean peninsula. The significance of this initiative was all the greater, since at that time almost all the channels for discussion of problems and…

Mongolia and Japan: a Deepening Economic Partnership


During the period of the Mongolian People’s Republic (1921-1990), Mongolian-Japanese relations, since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1982, were diplomatically amiable, but essentially of a perfunctory nature…

Mongolia and China – Their Best Period of Relations


On November 10, 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping, held a ceremonial meeting in the Hall of the People in Beijing with the President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, there on invitation on a state visit to China.  The Chinese President’s opening…

The Mechanism of Trilateral Meetings in Action


This mechanism was launched in Dushanbe in September 2011 during the 14th SCO Summit when, on President of Mongolia Tsakhia Elbegdorj’s initiative, the first trilateral meeting was held between the leaders of Mongolia, Russia and China, at which the parties agreed to…

India and Mongolia: Spiritual and Strategic Partners


The ties between India and Mongolia are centuries old. Mongolian khans and princes took their origin from Chakravartins, the legendary Indian kings. It was Indian monks who sown the seeds of Buddha’s doctrine on the Mongolian ground some 2000 years ago…

Mongolia and the US: from Acquaintance to Strategic Cooperation


In 2012, the United States and Mongolia celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations. This relationship began as a result of extended discussion on January 27, 1987. Till 1990 their relationship was firmly established, but largely formal…

Troublesome Times for the Mongolian Economy


In early October of 2014, the Mongolian coalition democratic government, because of its policy known as the “Reform Government” at the initiative of Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag proposed a reform of the government by reducing the number of ministries from 16 to 13 by their merger…

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