In 2006 Mongolia saw expanding foreign relations, growing domestic political difficulties, and continuing, though complicated, economic growth. The country's political consolidation has seen rocky times, with infighting dominating all sides. Despite remarkable economic growth, Mongolia struggles with the pacing of reforms, a shortage of basic services, and a widening income gap.
Mongolia in 2006: Land of the Rising Khan
Stephen Noerper is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University's Center for Global Affairs and speaks widely on Mongolian and North Korean international relations and security. In 2006, he was awarded the Mongolian State Friendship Medal on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the united Mongolian state.
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Stephen Noerper; Mongolia in 2006: Land of the Rising Khan. Asian Survey 1 February 2007; 47 (1): 74–79. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.1.74
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