Category Archives: Media and Press

Results from the Corruption Perception Index 2013

On Dec 3, Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perception Index. Previous Posts Last year, I wrote two blog posts that specifically focused on the CPI score for Mongolia: http://blogs.ubc.ca/mongolia/2012/corruption-transparency-international/ http://blogs.ubc.ca/mongolia/2012/more-on-corruption-in-mongolia-according-to-transparency-international-further-comparisons/ Last weekend, I wrote a post that looked ahead … Continue reading

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Corruption in 2013

The imminent release of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (Dec 3) is as good an occasion to think/write about corruption in Mongolia as any. Of course, it is especially important in the context of the CPI to emphasize that this … Continue reading

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Mongolia Jumps to Higher Category in Freedom House Political Rights

Mongolia’s political rights evaluated in top category by Freedom House. Continue reading

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Mongolia this Year

It’s been quite a year for Mongolia in that the rest of the world paid some attention to Mongolia, at least in punctuated bursts… Mongolia in the News Rapid Growth The news item that probably attracted most international attention was … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Asia article on State of Mongolian Democracy

The glass is definitely half full for Asia’s only post-state socialist democracy. Continue reading

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Coalition Speculation

The MPRP as a coalition partner to the DP or MPP? Really? Continue reading

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Evaluating and Classifying Developments in Mongolia

Jonathan Manthorpe has taken a more negative view of political developments in Mongolia than most observers, at least in his rhetoric. Continue reading

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Hashtags for Vibrant Mongolian Twitterverse

I am proposing to use #mngpoli as hashtag marking tweets about Mongolian politics. Continue reading

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Canadian Bilateral Aid for Mongolia?

Would bilateral Canadian development aid instrumentally benefit Canadian mining interests? Continue reading

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Economist: “Booming Mongolia – Mine, all Mine”

By Julian Dierkes An article in the January 21 2012 edition of The Economist vividly describes Ulaanbaatar and Oyu Tolgoi in the winter of 2012. The story that some have been telling for some years, “Mongolia is the next Eldorado” … Continue reading

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Mongolia FAQ: Presentations Summaries and Video Record

Listing of presentations at recent “Mongolia FAQ” panel presentation with links to summaries and (forthcoming) video record. Continue reading

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Presentation Summary: Environmental Movements in Mongolia

At a December 16, 2011 panel presentation “FAQ Mongolia” BYAMBAJAV Dalaibujan discusses popular mobilization around environmental concerns in Mongolia Continue reading

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Russians AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS still struggling to end authoritarianism?

Authoritarianism still reigns in Russia and its neighbours, or so argues Mark Mackinnon of the Globe & Mail. Well, most of its neighbours as Mongolia is the fascinating exception to that pattern. Continue reading

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Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay on How Mining Activities are Testing Mongolia’s Sovereignty

Canadian journalist Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay writes about the Mongolian economy. Continue reading

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