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…

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’s “Third Neighbor” is Trying to Push both China and Russia Out


Most Westerners would typically have a hard time finding Mongolia on the map. Nevertheless, it’s a rather unique state that serves as home for well over 3 million people. It turns out that it has an incredibly rich history as well, that is closely tied to its two closest neighbors – Russia and China. However, what…

Mongolia: Headed for Integration


After the candidate from the opposition Democratic Party Khaltmaagiin Battulga secured his victory in the July presidential election, Mongolia began actively solving its stagnant economic and social issues. On September 7, the Mongolian State Great Khural dismissed the Cabinet…

What China Wants Tomorrow, Mongolia Does Today


Russia and China are emerging powers with the potential to rule the world, at the expense of the current balance of power. Sometimes they are in partnership, sometimes in conflict. Consequently every move these countries make is…

What Future Mongolia is Going to Choose for Itself


Mongolia rarely attracts the attention of geopolitical analysts and commentators. The country that lies in the very center of Asia for a long time has been perceived as a modest satellite of the Soviet Union. These days Mongolia…

Mongolia Capitulates to China

On December 20, 2016, the Chinese News Agency Xinhua released a statement by Munkh-Orgil Tsend, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, according to which the 14th Dalai Lama is prohibited from entering the country ever again even…

On China’s Reaction to Dalai Lama’s 14th Visit to Mongolia


International news agencies are already beginning to move ahead in the list of the top event involving a five-day visit (from November 18 to November 23, 2016) by the 14th Dalai Lama to Mongolia mainly due to the publicly expressed…

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…

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