Editor’s note: GlobalAtlanta traveled to Mongolia last year. This story is part of a special report on the country, the second to be featured in our Emerging Market series. When Enkhtuya‘s family moved from frigid northwestern Mongolia to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar six years ago, it was more than a seasonal migration. It was a permanent escape, a leap of faith Read more
With natural resources poised to send its economy soaring, Mongolia has caught the attention of the international community, including Vice President Joe Biden.
We caught up with U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, who has family roots in Georgia, to find out what the vice president’s visit meant for Mongolia, a democracy he praised as “truly remarkable.”
Editor’s note: GlobalAtlanta traveled to Mongolia last year. This story is part of a special report on the country, the second to be featured in our Emerging Market series. Those shielded by America‘s stability and freedom seldom understand the local and global forces that allow countries to be dominated by dictators or ripped apart by civil war. Bruce Read more
By Georgia standards, it’s a frigid February day when Jonathan Addleton climbs a flight of stairs to the top of the Genghis Khan monument on the outskirts of this dusty capital city.
But the American ambassador to this nation of 3 million people is accustomed to far colder weather. Mongolian winters…
The Agricultural Bank of Mongolia had been bankrupt twice when government officials sought help from the U.S. Agency for International Development. "It wasn't being run as a bank; it was being run for other reasons," Jonathan Addleton, the U.S. ambassador to Mongolia, explained during a March 2 reception at the GlobalAtlanta offices and studio in Read more
GlobalAtlanta readers are invited to a reception for Jonathan Addleton, U.S. ambassador to Mongolia, on Tuesday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at our offices, 317 W. Hill St. Suite 204, Decatur, Ga. 30030. RSVP to Kandice Chapman at email@example.com or call (404)-377-7710. Dr. Addleton will make brief remarks and light refreshments will Read more
For Jonathan Addleton and his family, home has been many places over the last 25 years: Cambodia, Yemen, Pakistan, Jordan, South Africa, Kazakhstan and now Mongolia, where he is the new U.S. ambassador.
But his deepest roots are in Middle Georgia near Macon, where he owns a home on Ben Hill Drive. It is named after his grandfather,…