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Foreign Policy Roundup #8: September 30-October 13, 2013

Latest foreign policy news from Mongolia, including Mongolia’s continuing bid to join APEC. ————-   From Last Week Mongolia established diplomatic relations with Suriname. L. Bold met with a representative from the UN Office for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Countries, … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #7: September 16-29, 2013

It was a busy week in the world of Mongolian diplomacy with both President Elbegdorj and Minister of Foreign Affairs L. Bold attending the 68th Session of the United Nations this past week. I have provided a break down of … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #6: Sept. 2-15, 2013

Missed something in Mongolian foreign policy news over the past two weeks or just need to review the headlines? Below you will find brief summaries of news in foreign affairs, translated from Mongolian-language news sources, and organized by region.   … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #5: August 18-September 1

[The last two weeks of foreign affairs news from Mongolia. Most articles directly translated from Mongolian news sources.]   Asia Mongolia’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Ts. Sukhbaatar, presented his credentials to President Asif Ali Zardari. Among other things, they discussed Mongolian-Pakistani … Continue reading

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The Limitations of Mongolian-Kazakhstani Relations

I have recently had an article published on The Diplomat, in which I explore Mongolian-Kazakhstani relations. I argue that despite geographical and cultural proximity, relations between these two post-communist states are limited by three factors:   1) Historical Political Boundaries … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #4: July 28-August 4, 2013

The Foreign Policy Roundup returns, after a 2 month hiatus! As a reminder, in these bi-weekly posts I provide a brief summary of Mongolia’s international affairs developments over the past two weeks. (Most of the stories are from Mongolian-language sources, … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #3: June 9-22, 2013

Below you will find the 3rd posting of our bi-weekly series, entitled “Foreign Policy Roundup”. In each roundup, I provide a 1-2 sentence summary of Mongolian foreign policy news, most of which come from Mongolian-language news sites. If you have … Continue reading

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2013 Presidential Candidates: Foreign Policy Proposals

With the election right around the corner, we thought it would be helpful to offer a brief comparison of the foreign policy proposals from the three candidates. Since setting foreign policy measures is one of the primary roles of the … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #2: May 26-June 8, 2013

Here is the 2nd installment of our new bi-weekly series, the Foreign Policy Roundups. In every roundup, I offer a very brief 1-2 sentence  summary of foreign policy news, with a link to the original article. Most of the articles are from … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Roundup #1: May 12-25, 2013

This is the first in a bi-weekly to weekly series, that I am calling the Foreign Policy Roundup. In every roundup, I offer a very brief 1-2 sentence  summary of foreign policy news, followed by a link to the original article. … Continue reading

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Democratization and Foreign Policy

This is a small summary of the findings from my M.A. Thesis, completed in December 2012. I argued that Mongolia’s successful democratization allows the country leverage in deepening its relationship with the United States and Europe. This furthers the US … Continue reading

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Small Power

My thesis- written under the direction of Drs. Julian Dierkes and Brian Job- has been officially accepted by UBC, marking the completion of my M.A. Asia Pacific Policy Studies. I have included the abstract and link below, and in the … Continue reading

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The Proof is in the Pudding

Brandon Miliate compares election in two post-state socialist democracies: Mongolia (June 2012) and Georgia (Oct 2012). Continue reading

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Sec. Hillary Clinton has finally Arrived…in UB

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton came to Ulaanbaatar and demonstrated why Mongolia matters: democracy is rare in the immediate neighbourhour. Continue reading

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Pure Speculation, Informed.

Julian and I arrived at the polling station nearest my apartment building at 7:45pm to observe closing. The room was a major lecture hall for the Geology/Geography institute of the Mongolian National University and as such had its own contribution … Continue reading

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