Jamestown is proud to present this special issue of China Brief analyzing the current state of Sino-Mongolian relations. Although no longer a buffer state for the Sino-Soviet dispute, Mongolia nevertheless remains a key geopolitical component of Beijing’s strategy in Eurasia. This special issue examines Mongolian sentiments on China’s increasing leverage over the country, Chinese thinking on Mongolia, Moscow’s reduced role in the region and more. Potential stumbling blocks facing China-Mongolia relations are also addressed, which include China’s historical claim to Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar’s growing economic dependence on China, and the impact of Mongolian nationalism.
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