An election candidate speaks at a campaign event for the Mongolian People's Party in Ulan Bator. Mongolia is seen by some as “an oasis of democracy” in the region. Photo: AFP An election candidate speaks at a campaign event for the Mongolian People's Party in Ulan Bator. Mongolia is seen by some as “an oasis of democracy” in the region. Photo: AFP
An election candidate speaks at a campaign event for the Mongolian People's Party in Ulan Bator. Mongolia is seen by some as “an oasis of democracy” in the region. Photo: AFP

US-China tensions: why Mongolia is in the middle of a new cold war

  • Spare a thought for ‘little’ Mongolia, population 3.3 million. It’s being pulled in all directions by three superpowers competing for influence over Eurasia
  • While America nurtures its democratic influence, China frets over America’s influence, and Russia tries to dilute China’s influence

Topic |   US-China relations
An election candidate speaks at a campaign event for the Mongolian People's Party in Ulan Bator. Mongolia is seen by some as “an oasis of democracy” in the region. Photo: AFP An election candidate speaks at a campaign event for the Mongolian People's Party in Ulan Bator. Mongolia is seen by some as “an oasis of democracy” in the region. Photo: AFP
An election candidate speaks at a campaign event for the Mongolian People's Party in Ulan Bator. Mongolia is seen by some as “an oasis of democracy” in the region. Photo: AFP
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