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University of Southern California

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Fall 2009

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Mongolia: Nomadic Culture and Globalization


Mongolia’s Third Neighbor policy is receiving much attention from international scholars. This dynamic policy is an effort on the part of the Mongolian nation to balance the influence from its two huge neighbors, the Peoples’ Republic of China and the Russian Federation. While this policy was formulated in the early years of Mongolia’s transition to a market economy and democracy, the whole concept of additional neighbors beyond the physically geographical sense has something of a long history, especially in respects to one nation in particular- India- the countries spiritual neighbor. The ties between the two countries are as dynamic as they are historical. This paper seeks to establish a basic constructional understanding of these relations, while at the same time looking specifically at the current role of India and Mongolia in each other’s foreign policies.


International Relations


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