"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075. Published since July 1957.

"Asia and Africa today" № 12 2020

DOI 10.31857/S032150750012800-2
Аuthor Gleb V. TOROPCHIN
PhD (History), Associate Professor, Novosibirsk State Technical University; Associate Professor, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Vladislav I. TERENTYEV
PhD (History), History teacher, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Ulaanbaatar branch, Mongolia ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Abstract:    The article is dealt with scrutinising the nuclear raw materials and technologies market in Mongolia at the present time. The paper analyses the involvement of various external actors in the Mongolian uranium market. The work is based on world-systems theory and organised countrywide. The literature review is based on Russian, Mongolian and other sources. Major documents in the sphere of nuclear non-proliferation (such as the country’s international treaties in the sphere, agreements with IAEA, national legislation, etc.) are also taken into account. The main part is devoted to the contemporary state of affairs in Mongolian energy sector. The following subsections deal with the activities of European Union (specifically France), Canada, Russia, China and India. In the conclusion, an attempt is made to provide a short-term prediction as to the related developments.
   The only stage of the nuclear fuel cycle relevant for Mongolia in the present is front-end, namely extraction of uranium ore. The authors draw the inference that so-called “resource nationalism” presenting an important feature of Mongolian energy policy plays a crucial part in defining Ulaanbaatar’s energy policy. Both internal and external factors impede further collaboration between Mongolia and other players on the global nuclear market. According to the world-systems analysts, Mongolia remains in the periphery of the global system, and its resources might be attractive for the “core” countries. Overcoming such obstacles on the basis of mutual cooperation will make it easier for the companies and countries to come to an agreement and establish a win-win situation both for Mongolia and other states.
Keywords: Mongolia, nuclear raw materials market, nuclear technologies
Pages 58-63