» 12/18/2013, 00.00
MONGOLIA - JAPAN
Mongolia 'is likely to become the world's nuclear dustbin'
Ryoko Imaoka, associate professor of Mongolian Studies at the University of Osaka, decided to live with the nomads of Mongolia and ask for their help to prepare a document that proves how extensive is radioactive contamination in the Asian nation. Where now are born lambs with two heads and blind camels.
23/07/2014 JAPAN - MONGOLIA
Tokyo and Ulaanbaatar sign deal to cut duties, agree on mediation with Pyongyang
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Elbegdorj ink free trade pact to boost bilateral trade, mostly cars and beef. The deal is also inspired by a desire to get Mongolia to help in North Korean-Japanese relations. Former Communist nation is playing an increasingly important diplomatic role.
21/01/2016 13:36:00 MONGOLIA
Wedged between Russia and China, Mongolia chooses Japan
Mongolia works its way out of diplomatic isolation by declaring itself "perpetually neutral" to avoid many frictions in the region. Rejecting advances from Moscow and Beijing, it opts for cooperation with Tokyo and Berlin to expand its energy markets. At the same time, it plans to become a "steppe road" for Russian and Chinese trade to become a hub in Eurasian transit. Analysis, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
Yukiyo Amano, Japanese, is the new director of the IAEA
He comes from the country that has experienced nuclear war and that is spearheading the peaceful use of atomic energy. A long diplomatic experience to his credit. The other competitor was the South African Abdul Samad Minty.
19/05/2009 MONGOLIA - RUSSIA
Moscow sets out to conquer Mongolia’s gold, coal and copper
Last week premier Putin signed various deals with Ulaan Baatar. Russia’s real target appears to be uranium reserves and to draw the nation into it’s sphere of influence. Mongolia matins a balance in its’ relationship with China, Russia and other powers.
23/10/2013 KOREA - MONGOLIA
The strange alliance between Mongolia and North Korea goes on stage in Pyongyang
Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhiagiin is the first head of state to meet North Korea's young dictator Kim Jong-un. Bilateral relations and the employment of North Korean workers in Mongolian mines are on the table. Tokyo blocks a Mongolian company from buying the Japanese headquarters of North Korea's Workers' Party.
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