Abramelin Posted August 19, 2022 #1 Share Posted August 19, 2022 (edited) Mongolia, a squeezed outpost of democracy in north-east Asia, is under renewed pressure from its authoritarian neighbours, Russia and China, to shed its independence and form a triangle of anti-western cooperation in the wake of the war in Ukraine. The country is doggedly pursuing a path of neutrality, coupled with a policy of economic diversification designed to keep its unique culture and still relatively recent independence alive, according to Nomin Chinbat, its culture secretary. A Soviet satellite state until 1990, and heavily dependent on China as a market and conduit for its copper and coal exports, Mongolia has to tread carefully. It is three times the size of France but has a population of only 3.5 million, half of whom live in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/31/mongolia-under-pressure-to-align-with-russia-and-china Edited August 19, 2022 by Abramelin 5 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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