Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mongolian Parliament Election and Uncertainty on an Electronic Vote-Counting System by Otgonbaatar (Waseda University)

The election is drawing close attention from both domestically and overseas residing Mongolians, not only because there are many pending issues that are holding their solutions in the Mongolian society. But also, this is because the State Great Khural (Parliament)[1] … Continue reading

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IS MONGOLIA FIGHTING OR PREPARING TO FIGHT CORRUPTION?

Mongolia seems succeeding to create the legal environment to tame the corruption by institutionalizing its efforts.  But, these laws and any agencies will be powerless in the absence of political will and interest to clean up the Mongolian public service … Continue reading

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Survival of New Defense Minister and Other Issues of Controling the Security Forces

One of the youngest cabinet members, J. Enkhbayar, has survived a “no-confidence” vote in parliament on March 9, 2012 after filling the Defense Minister’s seat in the post-Coalition government.  At a quick glance, it could be easily interpreted as an … Continue reading

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Mongolia – Without Vodka, Cheers With Milk

Campaigns against vodka are gaining ground in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Young Democracy Seeks Investors

An Adam Simpson guest post based on a CDFAI policy update on “Legal and Regulatory Constructs of Resource Management in Afghanistan and Mongolia”. Continue reading

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Call for Proposals: 2012 Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Call for Proposals: Annual conference of Central Eurasian Studies Society, Oct 18-21, 2012. Bloomington, IN, USA. Continue reading

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