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Mongolia’s Small Country Diplomacy and North Korea
Can Mongolia solve one of the most vexing security issues in the Asia-Pacific?
Mongolia enforces latest sanctions on North Korean ships
The Mongolian government said it has delisted 14 North Korean vessels registered in the country, following the passage of the UN’s most recent resolution passed in March.
North Korean diplomats smuggling luxury goods through Mongolia
North Korean diplomats in charge of smuggling sanctioned goods into the country are using a route to Mongolia to transport the items.
Mongolian school a diplomatic channel to Pyongyang
For more than 50 years, children on the windswept steppes of Mongolia have studied in a school built by a surprising benefactor: Isolated, impoverished, often implacable North Korea.
U.S. not seeking to have Mongolia broker resolution of N. Korea issues: Russel
A senior U.S. official on Friday denied reports that Washington is seeking to have Mongolia play the role of a mediator in resolving the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program and other issues related to the communist nation.
Mongolian miner signs deal to ship coal to North Korea
A Mongolian coal miner has signed a deal with a shipping company to deliver its coal via Russia to North Korea’s Rason port, part of the landlocked north Asian nation’s efforts to find new ways to reach overseas markets such as Japan and South Korea.
ILO calls on Mongolia to protect North Korean workers
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has urged the Mongolian government to improve substandard working conditions for North Korean laborers at local workplaces, according to the Voice of America, Wednesday.
A Stronger Korea-Mongolia Link in a Changing Northeast Asia
As the constellation of relationships that has dominated Asia for decades begins to evolve towards a new dynamic, the vocabulary of change has begun to foreshadow a very different regional map, with some new trends holding the promise of stronger regional integration while others, perhaps, suggest increasing stresses and frictions.
A Potential Breakthrough in Mongolia’s Relations With North and South Korea
Mongolia takes a resolutely middle road when it comes to North and South Korea. It values its long-standing relations with the North while developing its newly-declared strategic partnership with the South. Due to its geographic location, wedged between Russia and China, Mongolia is often considered a “regionless” state. Therefore, engaging the two Koreas is particularly [...]
Herder hung himself at government building gate, over 30 arrested in protest in the regional capital
Amidst escalating protests by Mongolian herders in Southern (Inner) Mongolia, on January 19, 2015, a herder named Mr. Tumur, 45 years old, from Zargalant Sum (“ji ri ga lang tu sum u” in Chinese) of Abag Banner (“a ba ga qi”), western Southern Mongolia, hung himself to death from the Sum Government building gate in [...]
NSA secretly hijacked existing malware to spy on N. Korea, others
A new wave of documents from Edward Snowden’s cache of National Security Agency data published by Der Spiegel demonstrates how the agency has used its network exploitation capabilities both to defend military networks from attack and to co-opt other organizations’ hacks for intelligence collection and other purposes. In one case, the NSA secretly tapped into [...]
Surprise! North Korea’s official news site delivers malware, too
A security researcher examining the website of North Korea’s official news service, the Korean Central News Agency, has discovered that the site delivers more than just the latest photo spread of Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un inspecting mushroom farms. There’s a little extra surprise hidden in the site’s code—malware. The news [...]
Mongolia leverages diplomatic ties with North Korea
Dialogue is the key to peace and development, Mongolian Ambassador to the United States Bulgaa Altangerel said at a forum Wednesday examining Mongolia’s role in Korean diplomacy.
Монголия – посредник и партнер КНДР
Монголия была вторым после СССР государством, признавшим образование КНДР. Естественно, что МНР и КНДР, будучи органическими частями «социалистического содружества наций», развивали между собой многостороннее сотрудничество, помогали друг другу. Так, например, сразу по окончании корейской войны Монголия приютила у себя более 200 детей-сирот из КНДР. Но и после перехода к демократии Улан-Батор продолжал свои благотворительные акции, [...]
North Korea has reportedly banned Choco Pies
The North Korean border has never been a hospitable place. It’s home to mines, guard towers and guns — all of it an intractable symbol of the animosity between the North and the South. But just six miles into North Korea sits a sprawling complex of factories, where today a very different type of struggle [...]
Mongolia’s Approach Towards Pyongyang: Offering Guidelines for Washington’s Failing North Korea Policy
On May 23rd, 2014, Mongolia provided North Korea and the United States neutral ground in its capital for track 1.5 meetings. Presumably, North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy met with two former US State Department officials to discuss resumption of the Six-Party talks, which have reached a complete standstill since 2009. Ulan Bator has been keen [...]
Консультации по ядерной программе КНДР пройдут в Монголии
Консультации по ядерной программе КНДР проведут США и Северная Корея в Улан-Баторе 23-25 мая. Монголия впервые станет площадкой для таких важных встреч.
Mongolian Freighter With North Korean Crew Sinks Off South Korea
A Mongolian-flagged freighter with a crew of 16 North Koreans sank off the coast of South Korea, killing at least two, the South’s coast guard said.
Президент Монголии рассказал северокорейским студентам о вреде тирании
Выступая в пхеньянском университете, президент Монголии Цахиагийн Элбэгдорж, находившийся в КНДР с официальным визитом, неожиданно разразился речью об ущербности тиранической формы правления
Mongolian president makes “unusual” comments about tyranny while in N. Korea
During a speech at the end of October at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea, the president of Mongolia said that tyranny cannot endure forever, the Mongolian government confirmed.
Public executions seen in 7 North Korea cities
Some 80 people were publicly executed earlier this month in seven cities in North Korea excluding Pyongyang, the first known large-scale public executions by the Kim Jong-un regime, the JoongAng Ilbo reported.
Why Kim Jong Un Snubbed Mongolia’s President
Mongolia’s president had a busy four days in North Korea this week, meeting various officials and zipping around to Kim Il Sung University, a Pyongyang theater, the Munsu water fun park, the border with South Korea and Kim family mausoleum, among other places.
Mongolia Sees Trade Boost by Using North Korean Ports
Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said his land-locked country sees North Korea as its “nearest sea outlet” for global exports and could bring in North Korean workers to deal with labor shortages.
Soviet-era allies Mongolia and North Korea renew embrace
North Korea and Mongolia have signed a series of agreements to raise co-operation in a move that could help ease the two former Soviet allies’ economic reliance on China.
North Korea-Mongolia Sign Deals Before Leaders Meet in Pyongyang
North Korea and Mongolia signed a series of agreements to step up cooperation in a move that could help ease the two former Soviet allies’ economic reliance on China.
Mongolian president’s visit to North Korea aimed at increasing ties
North Korean workers toil in factories and on building sites, kimjongilia flowers bloom at a special exhibition, and a restaurant serves plates of bulgogi as another patriotic song blares from a television. Yet this chilly north Asian capital is not Pyongyang, but Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
N. Korea’s de-facto embassy in Tokyo business-worthy: Mongolian buyer
The Mongolian company that recently made a winning bid for the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean association at auction did so purely for business reasons, its president said Thursday.