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Nursing and bio-medical equipment SMEE continues between US-Mongolia during second iteration
The second iteration of Regional Health Command-Pacific’s medical logistics and nursing subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) took place at the Military Medical Center of Mongolia, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia last week. Nurses and bio-medical equipment technicians (BMET) from RHC-P’s Tripler Army Medical Center (Tripler), the 18th MEDCOM (Deployment Support), as well as the U.S. Air Force [...]
NATO supports Mongolia in transforming its defence education system
Mongolia recently marked the successful achievement of goals set under its Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) with NATO. Through DEEP, Mongolia has completed an ambitious multi-year plan for the modernisation of its professional military education system. Since 2013, the National Defence University of Mongolia (MNDU) has implemented a new core curriculum for staff officers, reviewed [...]
The Recent Election in Mongolia and the Future of Northeast Asia
Landlocked between two major powers and rich with natural resources, Mongolia has actively pursued a strategy to diversify its external partnerships with countries in Northeast and Southeast Asia. As part of this “third neighbor” policy, the Mongolian Armed Forces have undergone significant restructuring and modernization and are considered a respectable partner in regional peace operations. [...]
U.S. Navy Corpsmen, Alaska Army National Guard and Mongolian Armed Forces Medics instruct a class on Tactical Combat Casualty Care during Exercise Khaan Quest 2017
A team of corpsmen from 3rd Medical Battalion, medics from the Alaska Army National Guard and medical personnel from the Mongolian Armed Forces provided tactical combat casualty care instruction to both U.S. and international partners during the multinational peacekeeping Exercise Khaan Quest 2017 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia.
Mongolian Parliamentarians and “Third Neighbors” Meet at Marshall Center
A delegation of five parliamentarians and seven senior government officials from Mongolia spent three days at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies discussing their roles and responsibilities in a democratic society, May 9-11.
US, Mongolia Launch Trade Transparency Agreement
The United States and Mongolia on Thursday put into effect a first-of-its-kind trade transparency agreement, the last official act of the Obama administration’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs for the President of Mongolia
His Excellency President Elbegdorj — the leader of the growing democracy situated between China and Russia — spent last Friday, September 23rd in Philadelphia, following the conclusion of his work at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Marines host senior military leader’s seminar during NOLES
After 12 days of instruction and hands-on training, the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2016 came to an end with the closing ceremony during the leadership seminar, Sept. 23, 2016.
Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Marines begin NOLES 2016
FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia – The Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific began participating in the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2016, scheduled to be held in Mongolia, September 12-23.
Mongolian judges spend week in McAllen, experience court system
Four Mongolian judges walked into Cavender’s Boot City on Wednesday. They bought cowboy hats for themselves and gifts for those back home.
US Secretary of State Lauds Mongolia’s Democracy, Calls for Greater Transparency
In his brief visit on Sunday to the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky, United States Secretary of State John Kerry praised Mongolia as an “oasis of democracy” in a region with few examples. The trip by the top U.S. diplomat precedes parliamentary elections planned for June 29. Dozens of candidates are mounting campaigns for [...]
Mongolia’s Cybersecurity Cooperation
Mongolia has declared in its National Security Concept that it will develop friendly-neighbor relations and wide-ranging cooperation with the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Yet individuals and other groups both in China and Russia have attempted cyber attacks on Mongolia numerous times, most of which have been reported to the Cybersecurity Department [...]
In Mongolia, Kerry seeks closer ties with democracy ‘oasis’
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Cultivating closer ties in this land of Genghis Khan lore and traditional yurts, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried his hand at archery, sampled curdled cheese and watched ancient wrestling, all while hailing Mongolia as a modern “oasis of democracy” in its neighborhood.
Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise Khaan Quest 2016 commences with opening ceremony
The Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command are hosting the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016, which commenced May 22 with an opening ceremony at the Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Mongolian neutrality and its significance for Russian security
Officials from Mongolia and Russia recently held a second round of talks this month to plan the upcoming Selenge-2016 joint military exercises. The drills are scheduled from Aug. 29 to Sept. 7 in the Russian republic of Buryatia at the Burduny military facility. On the surface, these military exercises would appear to hint at greater [...]
Mongolia makes the most of the middle position
On 14 April 2016 the foreign ministers of Mongolia and Russia signed what they termed a Medium-term Strategic Partnership Development Program in Ulaanbaatar. Plans to establish a strategic partnership between Mongolia and Russia date at least to September 2014, when the presidents of the two countries met in the Mongolian capital.
Philadelphia Orchestra to visit Mongolia, first step to a residency
The Philadelphia Orchestra has seen many firsts, but few could have imagined this one. In June 2017, the well-traveled ensemble will touch down at Genghis Khan International Airport in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar for concerts that may well be attended by nomads on horseback.
Mongolian community celebrates new year
Ochmaa Escue learned how to play the yatga, a Mongolian string instrument, when she was in middle school. After moving from Mongolia to the United States 14 years ago, Escue said her instrument still provides a connection to her culture and her home.
Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia intent on seeking permanent neutrality
Sandwiched between China and Russia, landlocked Mongolia has long tread a middle path, maintaining a balance between Moscow and Beijing while referring to the U.S. and other remote allies as “third neighbors.”
US, Japan and Mongolia: Don’t Forget Asia’s Other Trilateral
As I have written previously, the past few years have witnessed the strengthening of several trilateral mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific, including U.S.-Japan-India and U.S.-Japan-Australia (See: “Why the ‘New’ US Trilateral Dialogue with Japan and India Matters”). One of the more neglected ones in the mix has been the U.S.-Japan-Mongolia trilateral.
U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia: Who Is Jennifer Zimdahl Galt?
On August 5, 2015, the Senate, by voice vote, confirmed Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, a career Foreign Service officer, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Mongolia.
Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 Closing
Closing ceremonies commenced today at the Five Hills Training Area in Tavantolgoi, Mongolia, marking the official end to Exercise Khaan Quest 2015. For the past two weeks, Mongolian Armed Forces hosted over 20 nations in this 13th iteration of the exercise. Khaan Quest is an annual multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and is [...]
Alaska service members depart for peacekeeping exercise in Mongolia
Approximately 80 service members from the Alaska National Guard and U.S. Army Alaska’s 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, departed here aboard two Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, yesterday.
Mongolia and the US: from Acquaintance to Strategic Cooperation
In 2012, the United States and Mongolia celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations. This relationship began as a result of extended discussion on January 27, 1987. Till 1990 their relationship was firmly established, but largely formal: an American embassy was opened in Ulan Bator in June 1988, but the first ambassador, Richard Williams, only arrived [...]
WWU hosts ‘Mongolia Days’ events May 5-6
Western Washington University hosts a two-day celebration of Mongolia during its “Mongolia Days,” Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6, on Western’s campus, sponsored by Western Libraries, Woodring College of Education, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for International Studies.
Alaska, Mongolia state partnership flourishes over a decade
The state of Alaska partnership between the Alaska National Guard and the country of Mongolia spans over a decade and has evolved into a strategic nation-state relationship.
Alaska Soldiers take part in Gobi Wolf 2015
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Alaska soldiers joined an international team of members from Mongolia and the United States to conduct an earthquake-readiness exercise together here last week. Exercise Gobi Wolf 2015 was a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative that focused on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters.
Global Warming Is Study Topic as Mongolian Schoolgirls Meet With Philadelphia Counterparts
A reception was held today for a group of students from the other side of the planet, visiting Philadelphia to study the effects of global warming, through a partnership between the Academy of Natural Sciences and the National Museum of Mongolia.