Monthly Archives: May 2012

Early Speculation about Likely Election Outcomes

Speculation about possible election outcomes in the 2012 Mongolian parliamentary election. Continue reading

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Interesting Mining Project out of Vancouver aimed at Domestic Consumption not China

Vancouver-based Prophecy Coal is pursuing a mining project eying domestic Mongolian consumption rather than exports to China. Continue reading

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Mongolian People’s Party Candidates

As the Mongolian parliamentary election campaign is set to kick off, this is the list of candidates for the Mongolian People’s Party. Continue reading

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Democratic Party Candidates

Candidates for the 2012 Mongolian election nominated by the Democratic Party. Continue reading

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Parties Decide on Candidates

Changes in electoral law for Mongolia lead to shuffling among candidates for “safe” party nominations. Continue reading

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Enkhbayar, Corruption, Foreign Reporting and the Rule of Law

Frm president Enkhbayar is going on trial for corruption on May 24. Anti-corruption has emerged as a promising platform for Mongolian politicians to establish themselves and their legacies. Continue reading

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New Investment Law Passed, Introduces Government Review of Foreign Investment

New investment law in Mongolia requires government review of significant foreign investments. Continue reading

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Update on 2012 Election: Results of Recent Polls

A compilation of survey results regarding the upcoming parliamentary election in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Mongolian democracy tested by ex-president’s arrest?

More attention to Enkhbayar arrest in media, this time, New York Times. Continue reading

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BBC Program on Mongolia at the Olympics

BBC program on Mongolia building up to the London Olympic games. Continue reading

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Population Health Inequities Resulting from Mining

On-going projects on the impact of mining on population health. Continue reading

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Update on 2012 Election Procedures

Some of the procedures for the June 28 parliamentary election in Mongolia have finally been decided. Yet, some doubts remain. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mongolian “Resource Nationalism”

Marissa Smith unpacks the notion of “resource nationalism” in Mongolia Continue reading

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Dr. Maria Barrados: Future Opportunities for Canada-Mongolia Relations

Keynote on the potential for public service reform in Mongolia delivered by Dr. Maria Barrados, frm president, Public Service Commission of Canada. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mongolian Medical Tourism Industry on the Rise

More and more people are traveling to receive medical care abroad. This is true of Mongolians as well and researchers from SFU are exploring the impact of this medical tourism on local health care systems. Continue reading

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