Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS)
College of Arts and Sciences
Asia Pacific Studies
Mongolia, land-locked between two politically, economically, and militarily powerful nations — Russia and China — often must balance its foreign and security policies with its two neighbors and countries beyond. When discussing Mongolia’s foreign policy and security apparatus, historians and scholars look at the international relations of East Asia as a whole. This is the case not because Mongolia’s foreign policy is insignificant but because greater powers impose greater influence on smaller states. Mongolia’s partial involvement in World War II (WWII), and the Cold War introduced new challenges as well as opportunities for Mongolia to modernize its foreign policy principles and security policies. In turn, this research paper offers ways to enhance and strengthen Mongolia’s foreign and security policies by carefully looking at historical turning points, addressing existing issues, and providing a solution-based analysis for policymakers. Moreover, while there is a burgeoning discussion on cybersecurity, as a non-traditional security threat, Mongolia’s cybersecurity apparatus is a new contribution to the existing literature. The research essay concludes that Mongolia’s foreign and security policies are effective, timely efficient in facing both the traditional and non-traditional threats.
Mongolia, Foreign policy, security policy, cyber security, small states, diplomacy
Lkhaajav, Bolor, "The Significance of Mongolia's Foreign Policy and Security Apparatus on a Global and Regional Scale" (2018). Master's Projects and Capstones. 774.
Asian History Commons, Comparative Politics Commons, Diplomatic History Commons, Economic History Commons, Government Contracts Commons, Growth and Development Commons, International Economics Commons, International Relations Commons, Law and Politics Commons, Law and Society Commons, Legal History Commons, Legislation Commons, Macroeconomics Commons, National Security Law Commons, Other Political Science Commons, Political Economy Commons, Political History Commons, President/Executive Department Commons, Securities Law Commons