Monthly Archives: February 2014

Foreign Policy Roundup No. 15: Feb. 10-23, 2014

The last two weeks have witnessed a major turning point in South Korean-Mongolian relations as well as some interesting developments in Mongolia’s evolving relationship with New Zealand.   …   Asia-Pacific (including Oceania) Minister of Foreign Affairs, L. Bold, made … Continue reading

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Здравствуйте!: Why It’s Not about -Stans

I recently came across and article in The Atlantic, which reported that Kazakhstani President  Nursultan Nazarbayev had suggested that perhaps the suffix –stan was responsible for Kazakhstan’s supposedly low global profile. He mentioned Mongolia, as a country that continues to … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #14: January 27-February 9, 2014

The last two weeks have shown Mongolia’s commitment to furthering its relationship with the European Union, and its ability to use past Soviet-era relationships to fulfill that goal.   ….   Neighbors President Elbegdorj arrived in Sochi on February 7, … Continue reading

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Subscores: Freedom in the World Report

When the 2014 Freedom in the World report was released on January 23, it came with the following map: At the time I tweeted, “That dot of hopeful green in a see of authoritarian purple is #Mongolia #FIW“. I also … Continue reading

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