Mine The Gap: Mongolia as a Resource Powerhouse

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent trip to Mongolia – an unprecedented visit by a sitting French President – reflects a shifting geopolitical dynamic. Despite its abundant natural resources and strategic location, Mongolia has exercised caution in international affairs. This recent development prompts a broader discussion about Mongolia’s extensive resources, including its uranium, copper, rare earths, coal, and its burgeoning mining industry. Understanding Mongolia’s evolving relationship with major powers, including Russia, China, the United States, and the European Union is key, as these nations recognize Mongolia’s potential as a strategic ally in securing future resources, particularly for future energy needs.

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