Wary of Chinese Intentions, Mongolia Opts For More Expensive Rail Development Plan

The Tavan Tolgoi coking coal deposit is estimated to have more than 6 billion tons of coal. (Photo: Tavan Tolgoi)

As they ponder ways to develop Mongolia’s abundant natural resources, political leaders in Ulaanbaatar are opting for more expensive infrastructure options in order to bolster the country’s sovereignty.

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Joshua Kucera is a Washington, DC,-based freelance writer who specializes in security issues in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East.

Wary of Chinese Intentions, Mongolia Opts For More Expensive Rail Development Plan

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