Mongolia

Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga reviews an honor guard during a ceremonial reception in New Delhi on Sept. 20.

The United States Should Help Mongolia Stand Up to China

On Beijing’s doorstep, Ulaanbaatar continues to defy the geopolitical odds.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is presented a horse by Mongolia's defense minister, Nyamaagiin Enkhbold, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Aug. 8.

In Rare Mongolia Stop, U.S. Defense Secretary Gets an Unusual Gift

Esper’s visit is designed to send a pointed signal to Mongolia’s neighbors: Russia and China.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak during a press conference at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney on Aug. 4.

Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief

Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.

China's President Xi Jinping (L), Mongolia's President Khaltmaagiin Battulga (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) attend the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 12, 2018. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Mongolia’s President Is Slicing Away Its Hard-Won Democracy

Corruption and recession have helped push the nation toward strongman rule.

Security guards walk past a billboard for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 13, 2017. (Wang
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On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll

China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance

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Thanks to This Startup, Mongolia’s Nomads Can Finally Get Their Mail

Mongolia's postal service is abandoning house numbers and street names and will instead be using three-word addresses.

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