You will come across the word “strategic” frequently in the present issue of the MMJ, especially on the pages in Mongolian. One reason for this is that this issue covers various aspects of the law regulating foreign investment in strategic sectors. Another is that we begin in this issue a comprehensive introduction to the 39 deposits listed as strategic. Our editor,N.Ariuntuya, has covered 13 deposits to begin with, giving their location, licence ownership, nature of minerals held, and whether their shares are traded on international bourses. The report will be continued in the July issue.