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November 03, 2021
On October 3, 2021, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released the Pandora Papers, a multi-year investigation into nearly 12 million documents that exposed the offshore holdings and bank accounts of... Read More
January 13, 2021
  On January 13th, Mongolia marked the 30th anniversary of its first democratic constitution. A communist country for most of the 20th century, Mongolia has today proven itself a buoy of democracy in a region where authoritarianism, corruption and disinformation are on the rise. Since... Read More
November 23, 2020
Since this post was originally published, protest remnants in Inner Mongolia have been purged by the Chinese government, while similar movements in Mongolia have lost steam. Although the CCP’s restrictive language policies in the IMAR have been implemented as intended, the demonstrations... Read More
September 23, 2020
September 23 marks the International Day of Sign Languages, celebrating the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of deaf communities across the globe. At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we recognize that representative governance is a hallmark of healthy democracies, and that... Read More
June 19, 2020
As Mongolia prepares for its ninth parliamentary election this month, the country is forging a path to increased citizen engagement in the political process. With one of the youngest populations in the Indo-Pacific, the democracy of Mongolia depends on the active participation of young people.... Read More
June 05, 2020
Thirty-eight years ago on Monday, President Ronald Reagan delivered his historic Westminster Address to the British Parliament, in... Read More
April 29, 2019
A shared majority Buddhist religious heritage, landlocked geographic status, communist histories and a border with China made Mongolia the ideal location for a Lao study tour. Mongolia and Laos share unique commonalities—both are landlocked countries with a shared Buddhist heritage and historic... Read More
July 13, 2018
정치적 투옥과 만성적 기아의 위협에서 벗어나 더 나은 삶을 살고자 많은 주민들이 북한을 떠난다. 이들 중 상당수가 베트남이나 중국을 북한의 성공적인 모델로 보고 있지만, 오세혁 씨는 몽골의 잔인하고 억압적인 공산주의 정권에서 자유롭고 번영하는 민주주의로의 변화를 이용하여 다른 시각을 제시합니다. 오세혁 씨는 1999년에 북한을 떠났다. 그 이후로 동료 북한 주민들의 삶을 개선하는 데 전념해 왔다. 전환기 정의 위킹그룹의 공동 창립자이자 수석 연구원인 세혁 씨는 최근 몽골의 전환 과정 경험을 정리한 IRI의 COMET 프로그램에... Read More
July 13, 2018
Drawn by the promise of a better life free of the threat of political imprisonment and chronic starvation, many North Koreans leave the country. While many of these North Korean’s see Vietnam or China as successful models for North Korea, Sehyek Oh provides a different perspective using Mongolia’s... Read More
January 05, 2017
Precedent is highly important in legal systems, but what about precedent in new democracies? How can new democracies establish democratic norms and processes when there’s little precedent for it? For Mongolia’s thriving civil society, embarking on campaign finance oversight marks an... Read More

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