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Our Team



Professor Baysakh Jamsran is a Sc.D. and a former Director at the Institute of International Affairs of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He authored numerous academic books on Mongolian foreign policy and international relations and lectured Mongolian diplomats at the School of Foreign Service, the National University of Mongolia.


Dr. Gan-Ochir Doojav is the Chief Economist of the Bank of Mongolia. He is a frequent public speaker on Mongolian economy and monetary policy. He recently wrote a book titled “Mongolian Development Path: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities” and proposed the“Ulaanbaatar Consensus” for policymakers.


Bayartsetseg Terbish is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the National University of Mongolia. She does research on community development practices among ger district residents in Ulaanbaatar and is a doctoral candidate at Ghent University.

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Aubrey Menard is an author of "Young Mongols: Forging Democracy in the Wild Wild East” book and a highly sought-after expert on politics, elections, and democracy. She’s been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Politico, and the South China Morning Post. She lived in Mongolia and worked on democracy and governance issues in Asia and other parts of the world.

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Will Heidlage is a director at Protocol where he leads strategic partnerships for the Protocol - China team. Previously, he was a Senior Director at BowerGroupAsia, where he analyzed the impact of politics in Northeast Asia on the commercial environment.


John Grogan is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Selby between 1997 and 2010 and for Keighley between 2017 and 2019. He is currently chair of the Mongolian–British Chamber of Commerce (MBCC).

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Ewen is an Australian journalist with experience writing and consulting on international affairs for government, international magazines and think tanks. He is currently publisher of ADM, a major Australian B2B magazine, and the author of 'Overland', a memoir of buying an old motorcycle in Mongolia and riding it to Europe.


Founder and Managing Editor

Amar is the founder of Mongolia Weekly. He is a public policy expert with almost 20 years' experience working with key policy makers, senior executives and opinion leaders across Asia and North America. Currently, Amar is a director with BowerGroupAsia, a Washington-based public affairs agency advising multinational corporations in Asia.



Gabriela is a journalism graduate currently living between Poland and Brazil. She has worked for the past four years as a freelance writer, translator, and researcher for founders and stakeholders at small and medium enterprises in Europe, Latin America and North America. She specializes in long-form writing and communication strategies and her main interests are science, geopolitics, and emerging markets.

Mongolia Weekly does not take specific policy positions. Accordingly, all views, positions, and conclusions expressed on this website should be understood to be solely those of the author(s).

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