How can Mongolia lead on the edge of Asia?

Crawford School of Public Policy | East Asian Bureau of Economic Research

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 19 March 2014


Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


His Excellency Luvsanvandan Bold, Mongolian Foreign Minister; Professor Hugh White, ANU; Professor Li Narangoa, ANU; Professor Hyaeweol Choi, ANU; and Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.


Rosemary Tran
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Mongolian Foreign Minister Luvsanvandan Bold and distinguished academic experts launch the latest issue of the East Asia Forum Quarterly, ‘On the edge in Asia’.

The panel will discuss Mongolia’s development and how it can build on recent successes in domestic politics, economics and its international affairs.

In recent years Mongolia has become one of the most rapidly expanding economies in the world, driven by the mining industry. Yet the Mongolian economy faces serious challenges to reach its full potential and take advantage of the mining boom’s opportunities. A similar story plays out in Mongolia’s foreign policy, which has been extraordinarily successful under the ‘third neighbour’ policy. Reinforced by the country’s democratisation and the promise of mineral resources, this foreign policy has helped Mongolia claim much more attention on the global stage than one might expect from a vast country of only three million inhabitants. Despite this success, Mongolian policymakers will have to reconsider their focus on political relations in order to help Mongolia grow further and into a more diversified future.

This public forum is presented by the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

Light refreshments will follow.

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