Mongolia

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    December 27, 2015  

    In Mongolia, rock ‘n’ roll music symbolized the revolution of the early 1990s that broke the country free from decades of Soviet-style rule. Now, 25 years later, the first generation to grow up in the new society is making its own music. Filmmaker Lauren Knapp reports about young Mongolians using modern music to explore their own heritage, based on her documentary, “Live from Ub.” Continue reading

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    April 10, 2014   BY  

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed a joint vision statement with Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberal Bat-Erdene Thursday at Mongolia’s Ministry of Defense in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The agreement calls for more U.S. military exercises with Mongolia as the country seeks “to modernize its military in a transparent fashion.”As part of tradition, Secretary Hagel was also presented with a horse by the Defense Minister. Continue reading

  • July 25, 2011    

    The East Asian nation of Mongolia is home to about 3 million people, half of whom make their living off of livestock. Since 1960, Mongolia’s average temperature has increased by 3.85 degrees Fahrenheit — a change faster than the global … Continue reading

  • September 21, 2010    

    As more young Mongolians abandon the traditional nomadic lifestyle of their families, older generations worry the culture of Mongolian nomads could be threatened. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2010    

    More than 2.7 million livestock have died in what observers are calling the harshest winter Mongolia has faced in nearly a decade. A natural disaster, known locally as a “dzud,” has dealt a financial blow to many herding families. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2010    

    Developing nations will begin receiving donated H1N1 vaccine Thursday, just as the U.S. shortage is waning and some European nations find themselves with more vaccine than they can handle. Continue reading