Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj (at table, 4th R) meets with Kim Yong Nam (4th L), president of the Presidium of the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly, in Pyongyang (Reuters/Korean Central News Agency).

Opinion | Brookings East Asia Commentary

Mongolia: Potential Mediator between the Koreas and Proponent of Peace in Northeast Asia

January 2015, David L. Caprara, Katharine H.S. Moon and Paul Park

Mongolia is uniquely placed to play a constructive role in promoting peace and cooperation in Northeast Asia. David Caprara, Katharine H.S. Moon, and Paul Park describe Mongolia’s potential both to facilitate positive interaction between North Korea and other regional powers, and to provide a positive example for North Korea to transition from a closed Soviet satellite state to a contributing member of the international community.

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