Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bill Rafoss: Mongolia Looks to Change Electoral System

Bill Raffos discusses current changes in the party configurations in Mongolia looking ahead to next year’s parliamentary election. Continue reading

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Economy, Security and Democracy – China, Russia, and US

A few days back, Stephen Noerper wrote a commentary – capturing a historic little known visit by the Vice President Biden. But, I like to rewind it a few months back.  A number of visits by Mongolian officials to its … Continue reading

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How do Japanese view Mongolia?

An interesting article written by Kunio Minato (JGSS Research Center). JGSS-2006 から見た日本におけるモンゴル国の好感度 -東アジア各国・地域との比較検討- (日本版総合的社会調査共同研究拠点 研究論文集[9] JGSS Research Series No.6) Abstract Favorability of Mongolia in Japan Seen From JGSS-2006: Comparison With East Asian Countries/Region Relationship between Japan and Mongolia has been … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Ulaanbaatar reaches alarming levels

An article published by Canadian and Mongolian researchers last week argues that nearly 10 percent of Ulaanbaatar city’s total mortality are attributable to outdoor air pollution. The article shows that a major source of air pollution in the city is … Continue reading

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Arriving in Ulaanbaatar (Again)

August arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Continue reading

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Insights from the 2010 Mongolia Census

A preliminary summary of the 2010 Mongolia census is available online.  The census shows us some important trends in Mongolia. Total population in Mongolian has reached 2 754 658. An estimated 100 thousand people counted as Mongolian citizens living abroad … Continue reading

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