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Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia will continue its ‘multi-pillar’ foreign policy, but the rivalry between global powers could, in time, make it harder to strike the right balance (source: dpa)

Focus on Mongolia: walking the foreign policy tightrope (Part 2)

Over the past 25 years Mongolia has benefited substantially from its ‘multi-pillar’ foreign policy. The country prioritised relations with its two powerful neighbours – Russia and China – creating a geopolitical context that has enhanced its security and economic growth. At the same time, Mongolia developed the concept of ‘third neighbours’ – large, global powers with which the country wanted to build partnerships. So far it has succeeded, establishing friendly political bonds and attracting large volumes of investment. But as the global geopolitical environment becomes more complex, juggling these relationships will become increasingly difficult. This second portion of GIS’s two-part series on Mongolia examines its relations w...

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It still seems possible for Mongolia to enter simultaneous free trade negotiations with China, the Russia-led Eurasian Union and the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership
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