Far-reaching implications of Pope Francis’ visit to ‘island of religious freedom’ Mongolia

Antonio Graceffo in Ulaanbaatar September 6, 2023

In visiting the country’s tiny Catholic flock, the pontiff shone a light on the repression of the Church’s adherents in both China and Russia.

Francis Fukuyama says a weakened Russia will present opportunities for Central Asia

bne IntelIiNews September 5, 2023

While in Almaty for a book launch, US political scientist suggests that if Moscow comes out of Ukraine war diminished, the ‘Stans’ will have room to set their own policies without worrying about the Russian response.

We’re ‘landlocked but not mindlocked’ Mongolian PM tells US on visit to Washington DC

Antonio Graceffo in Washington DC August 5, 2023

Praising America as the “guiding North Star for our democratic journey”, L. Oyun-Erdene offers more economic engagement including deals on critical minerals.

US discussed ‘creative ways’ to help get rare earths out of Mongolia

bne IntelIiNews August 4, 2023

Surrounded by China and Russia, landlocked country is in a delicate geopolitical position.

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia among top landlocked developing countries for FDI worldwide

bne IntelliNews July 6, 2023

UNCTAD finds 83% FDI received by world's landlocked developing countries channelled into Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Uganda.

Severe flooding in Mongolian capital forces hundreds to evacuate

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbaatar July 6, 2023

Heavy rainfall triggered flash floods and overwhelmed the city's infrastructure.

Stone broke Mongolians living loan to loan

Antonio Graceffo, & Munkh-Orchlon Lkhagvadorj June 30, 2023

Of Mongolia’s 3.3mn people, around half now owe money to a nonbank financial institution. Pawn shops are extremely common, while herders typically collateralise their animals.